Node of the Thyroid Gland (Differential Diagnosis Thyroglossal Duct Cyst)

This figure shows a node of the goitre which was excised from a 10.3-year-old boy and later incised for presentation. Isolated nodes of the thyroid gland always need a work-up and an excision. In this case an adenoma was diagnosed histologically. In contrast to the previous girl with a nodose struma, a thyroglossal duct cyst must be considered clinically in this case (see comments for tuha_11En_n.jpg). A malignoma as a cause of an isolated node of the goitre in teenagers is - besides other pathologies - relatively frequent.