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  • Upper
  • Often a healthcare provider finds a thyroglossal cyst when a child gets an upper respiratory infection. (chkd.org)
  • There may be difficulty breathing, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), or dyspepsia (discomfort in the upper abdomen), especially if the cyst becomes large. (wikipedia.org)
  • infection
  • Infection can sometimes cause the transient appearance of a mass or enlargement of the cyst, at times with periodic recurrences. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even if the cyst forms as secondary to another infection and improved after antibiotics, it will often reoccur and require treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Often
  • These cysts are often diagnosed in children under the age of ten and have no particular gender prevalence. (wikipedia.org)
  • fluid-filled
  • When the thyroglossal duct fails to dissolve completely, a cyst (fluid filled sac) may form. (nih.gov)
  • This is just one example of how the Greek root cyst-, which simply means a fluid-filled sac, also is found in medical terms that relate to the urinary bladder and the gallbladder, neither of which involve cysts. (wikipedia.org)
  • recurrence
  • Retrospective chart review done to highlight the most common risk factors for cyst recurrence. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The intraoral approach to the treatment of the thyroglossal duct cyst showed itself practicable and permitted the total removal of the lesion with no recurrence signs. (ovid.com)
  • Needle aspiration of the cysts should be reserved only for emergency relief of upper airway obstruction and is associated with a high recurrence rate. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • odontogenic tumor
  • However, sometimes these masses are considered neoplasm: Keratocyst Calcifying odotogenic cyst According to the current (2005) classification of the World Health Organization, both (parakeratizied) odontogenic keratocyst and calcifying odotogenic cyst have neoplastic characteristics, thus renamed as Keratocystic odontogenic tumor and Calcifying odotogenic tumor, respectively. (wikipedia.org)