What are treatment options for dermoid cysts?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Complete resection of a dermoid cyst is curative. If a dermoid cyst is incompletely excised, epithelial remnants might lead to recurrence. Lesions located near the hyoid bone may be impossible to differentiate from a thyroglossal duct cyst intraoperatively. These lesions should be treated with the Sistrunk procedure to avoid the possibility of recurrence, unless frozen section confirms that the resected mass is not a thyroglossal duct cyst.

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