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Thyroglossal duct cystTThyroglossal duct cystThyroglossal duct cystEnglishOtolaryngologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NeckThyroid glandProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZChristina Burke, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Tomka George, RN;Vito Forte, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000072.00000000000001361.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A thyroglossal duct cyst is a growth inside the throat that sometimes needs to be surgically removed. Read about thyroglossal duct cyst surgery and recovery.</p><h2>What is a thyroglossal duct cyst?</h2> <p>A cyst (say: SIST) is a sac or pouch that is filled with liquid or semi-solid material. A thyroglossal (say: THIGH-row-GLOSS-all) duct cyst is found about halfway down the front of the neck. It feels like a firm lump that moves upward when your child swallows. </p> <p>Sometimes the cyst can become enlarged and infected. This causes pain and tenderness. It can also lead to problems swallowing and breathing. Before this happens, your child needs to have the thyroglossal duct cyst removed. </p> <p>Your child will need surgery (an operation) to take out the cyst. An otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon will do the operation. An otolaryngologist (say: OH-toe-LAR-ing-GOLL-oh-jist) is a doctor who specializes in problems with the ears, nose and throat. </p> <p>This page explains what happens during the operation and how to care for your child after the operation. Use this information to explain to your child what will happen, using words they can understand. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A thyroglossal duct cyst feels like a lump at the front of your child's neck. Sometimes it can become enlarged and infected, or cause problems breathing or swallowing. </li> <li>Your child will need an operation to take out the cyst. Your child may need to stay in hospital for a few days. </li> <li>If your child has pain after the operation, they can take acetaminophen.</li> <li>Call the doctor right away if your child has a fever, a red or swollen incision, fluid leaking from the incision, pain that gets worse, or vomiting that does not stop. </li> </ul><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>Call your otolaryngologist, the otolaryngology clinic nurse or your family doctor right away if your child has any of these signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (100°F) or higher </li> <li>red or swollen incision </li> <li>fluid leaking from the incision </li> <li>pain that gets worse </li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop </li> </ul> <p>If your child has trouble swallowing or trouble breathing, or if you are worried, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department right away. </p><h2>What happens during the operation</h2> <p>Before the operation starts, your child will have a special "sleep medicine" called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthetic</a>. This means your child will sleep through the operation and will not feel any pain. </p> <p>When your child is asleep, the doctor will make a small cut (incision) in your child's neck and take out the cyst. The doctor may also put a small tube called a drain in the incision. This lets extra fluid drain out. This tube will be removed before your child goes home. </p> <p>Then the doctor will close the cut with stitches. The stitches will be covered with thin, white strips called steri-strips.</p> <p>The operation takes about two hours.</p><h2>You can see your child as soon as they are awake</h2> <p>After the operation, we will take your child to the recovery room, also called the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">Post-Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU)</a>. This is where your child will wake up. Your child will stay in the recovery room for about one hour. </p> <p>You will be able to see your child as soon as they are fully awake. A volunteer from the Surgical Waiting Room will bring you to see your child. </p> <h2>Your child will need to stay in hospital</h2> <p>Every child's cyst is different. Some are easier to remove than others. Your child will be in the hospital for one to three days after the operation. </p> <p>We will move your child to a special six-bed room called the constant observation room. There is a nurse in this room at all times. Your child will stay in this room overnight. They may stay longer. </p> <p>You are welcome to stay overnight with your child. But there is no space for a parent's sleep cot in the constant observation room. </p> <h2>Managing your child's pain after the operation</h2> <p>If your child feels pain, we will give them pain medicine, either through an intravenous (IV) tube in the arm or by a pill or liquid to swallow. If you think your child is in pain, tell the nurse. </p> <h2>Eating and drinking after the operation</h2> <p>Your child will probably not want to eat or drink right after the operation. We will give your child liquids through the IV tube until they can drink. </p> <p>Your child will probably ask for sips of water two to three hours after the operation. After your child can drink, we will start adding their usual food. </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p>
Kyste du tractus thyréoglosseKKyste du tractus thyréoglosseThyroglossal duct cystFrenchOtolaryngologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NeckThyroid glandProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZChristina Burke, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Tomka George, RN;Vito Forte, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000072.00000000000001361.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Un kyste du tractus thyréoglosse est une excroissance dans la gorge qu’il faut parfois retirer à l’aide d’une opération. Vous en apprendrez davantage sur l’opération et la convalescence.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’un kyste du tractus thyréoglosse?</h2> <p>Un kyste (ki-ste) est un sac ou une petite poche rempli de liquide ou de matières semi solides. Un kyste du tractus thyréoglosse se situe environ à mi-chemin à l’avant du cou. Au toucher, c’est une bosse assez dure qui se déplace vers le haut quand votre enfant avale.</p> <p>Parfois, le kyste peut grossir et s’infecter, ce qui cause de la douleur et de l’inconfort. Il peut aussi mener à des difficultés à avaler et à respirer. Avant que cela ne se produise, votre enfant devra faire retirer ce kyste.</p> <p>Votre enfant devra se faire opérer pour que l’on retire le kyste. Un otorhinolaryngologiste (ORL) et chirurgien de la tête et du cou fera l’opération. C’est un médecin spécialisé dans les problèmes d’oreille, du nez et de la gorge.</p> <p>Cette section explique ce qui se passe pendant l’opération et comment prendre soin de votre enfant après l’opération. Utilisez ces renseignements pour expliquer à votre enfant ce qui se passera, en vous servant de mots qu’il peut comprendre. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Un kyste du tractus thyréoglosse ressemble à une bosse à l’avant du cou de votre enfant. Il peut parfois gonfler et s'infecter, ou causer des problèmes pour respirer ou avaler.</li> <li>Votre enfant devra se faire opérer pour se faire ôter le kyste et devra demeurera à l’hôpital pendant quelques jours.</li> <li>Si votre enfant éprouve de la douleur après l’opération, il peut prendre de l’acétaminophène.</li> <li>Appelez le médecin immédiatement si votre enfant a de la fièvre, des rougeurs ou de l’enflure près de l’incision, si du liquide s’écoule de l’incision, si la douleur empire ou s'il vomit sans arrêt.</li> </ul><h2>Quand appeler le médecin</h2> <p>Appelez l’ORL, l’infirmier de la clinique ou votre médecin de famille immédiatement si votre enfant présente un des symptômes suivants : </p> <ul> <li>fièvre de 38,5°C (100°F) ou plus;</li> <li>incision rouge ou enflée;</li> <li>liquide qui s’écoule de l’incision;</li> <li>douleur qui empire;</li> <li>vomissements qui n’arrêtent pas.</li> </ul> <p>Si votre enfant a de la difficulté à avaler ou à respirer ou si vous êtes inquiet, n’attendez pas. Rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près immédiatement. </p><h2>Ce qui se passe pendant l’opération</h2> <p>Avant le début de l’opération, on donnera un médicament à votre enfant pour l’endormir, appelé anesthésie générale. Cela fera dormir votre enfant tout au long de l’opération et il ne ressentira aucune douleur.</p> <p>Quand votre enfant dormira, le médecin pratiquera une petite ouverture (incision) dans le cou de votre enfant et retirera le kyste. Le médecin pourrait aussi placer un petit tube, appelé drain, dans l’incision, ce qui permettra au trop-plein de liquide de s’écouler. Ce tube sera retiré avant que votre enfant ne retourne à la maison.</p> <p>Le médecin fermera ensuite l’incision avec des points, qui seront couverts de minces bandelettes blanches appelés « Stéri-strips ».</p> <p>L’opération prend environ 2 heures.</p><h2>Vous verrez votre enfant dès qu’il se réveillera</h2> <p>Après l’intervention, votre enfant sera conduit vers la salle de réveil, aussi appelée unité de soins postopératoires. C’est là que votre enfant se réveillera. Il restera dans la salle de réveil 1 heure. </p> <p>Vous pourrez voir votre enfant quand il sera complètement réveillé. Un bénévole de la salle d’attente du bloc opératoire vous conduira vers votre enfant. </p> <h2>Votre enfant devra séjourner à l’hôpital</h2> <p>Chaque kyste est différent, certains étant plus faciles à retirer que d’autres. Votre enfant demeurera à l’hôpital pendant 1 à 3 jours après l’opération. </p> <p>Votre enfant sera transféré dans une salle de 6 lits appelée la salle d’observation constante. Un infirmier est présente dans cette salle en tout temps. Votre enfant passera la nuit dans cette salle et pourrait y rester plus longtemps. </p> <p>Vous pouvez passer la nuit avec votre enfant si vous voulez, mais il n’y a pas de place pour un lit d’appoint dans la salle d’observation constante. </p> <h2>Gestion de la douleur de votre enfant après l’opération</h2> <p>Si votre enfant ressent de la douleur, nous lui donnerons des médicaments, soit par un tube intraveineux (IV) dans le bras ou par des pilules ou du liquide à avaler. Si vous croyez que votre enfant a mal, dites-le à l’infirmier. </p> <h2>Manger et boire après l’opération</h2> <p>Votre enfant ne voudra probablement ni manger ni boire tout de suite après l’intervention. Nous donnerons des liquides à votre enfant au moyen du tube IV jusqu’à ce qu’il puisse boire. </p> <p>Votre enfant demandera probablement des gorgées d’eau 2 à 3 heures après l’opération. Quand il pourra boire, nous reprendrons graduellement son alimentation normale. </p><h2>Avant l’opération</h2> <p>Plusieurs heures avant l’opération, votre enfant devra arrêter de manger et de boire. L’infirmier ou le médecin vous dira quand votre enfant devra arrêter de manger et de boire.</p><p> </p><h3>Écrivez ces renseignements ici :</h3> <p>Date et heure de l’opération :</p> <p>Heure où l’enfant doit cesser de manger :</p> <p>Heure où l’enfant doit cesser de boire des liquides clairs :</p> <p>Autres choses à retenir :</p> <p> </p>

 

 

Thyroglossal duct cyst1031.00000000000Thyroglossal duct cystThyroglossal duct cystTEnglishOtolaryngologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NeckThyroid glandProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZChristina Burke, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Tomka George, RN;Vito Forte, MD, FRCSC6.0000000000000072.00000000000001361.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A thyroglossal duct cyst is a growth inside the throat that sometimes needs to be surgically removed. Read about thyroglossal duct cyst surgery and recovery.</p><h2>What is a thyroglossal duct cyst?</h2> <p>A cyst (say: SIST) is a sac or pouch that is filled with liquid or semi-solid material. A thyroglossal (say: THIGH-row-GLOSS-all) duct cyst is found about halfway down the front of the neck. It feels like a firm lump that moves upward when your child swallows. </p> <p>Sometimes the cyst can become enlarged and infected. This causes pain and tenderness. It can also lead to problems swallowing and breathing. Before this happens, your child needs to have the thyroglossal duct cyst removed. </p> <p>Your child will need surgery (an operation) to take out the cyst. An otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon will do the operation. An otolaryngologist (say: OH-toe-LAR-ing-GOLL-oh-jist) is a doctor who specializes in problems with the ears, nose and throat. </p> <p>This page explains what happens during the operation and how to care for your child after the operation. Use this information to explain to your child what will happen, using words they can understand. </p><h2>Important phone numbers</h2> <p>My child's otolaryngologist is:</p> <p>The doctor's phone number is:</p> <p>The otolaryngology clinic nurse's phone number is:</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A thyroglossal duct cyst feels like a lump at the front of your child's neck. Sometimes it can become enlarged and infected, or cause problems breathing or swallowing. </li> <li>Your child will need an operation to take out the cyst. Your child may need to stay in hospital for a few days. </li> <li>If your child has pain after the operation, they can take acetaminophen.</li> <li>Call the doctor right away if your child has a fever, a red or swollen incision, fluid leaking from the incision, pain that gets worse, or vomiting that does not stop. </li> </ul><h2>Caring for your child at home</h2> <p>Each child's operation is different, so these instructions are only a guide. Your child's doctor may give you different instructions on how to look after your child.</p> <h3>Looking after the incision</h3> <ul> <li>Your child may have a gauze bandage over the area where the drain was removed. When there is no more drainage from this site, you can take off the gauze. This is usually about one day after your child comes home from hospital. </li> <li>Your child can have a tub bath in a small amount of water. </li> <li>Do not get the incision or steri-strips wet. You can wash around them with a wet cloth. </li> <li>Do not wash your child's hair until the steri-strips and stitches have been removed. </li> </ul> <p>If your doctor or nurse gave you other instructions, write them here:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h3>Eating and drinking</h3> <p>Your child should drink plenty of fluids. They can eat their usual food.</p> <h3>Medicine</h3> <p>The doctor may prescribe medicine for your child. If your child needs a prescription, the nurse will give it to you when your child is discharged. </p> <p>Write any specific instructions here:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h3>Managing your child's pain</h3> <p>Follow these instructions when your child goes home after the procedure.</p> <p>You may give your child medicine for pain.</p> <p>You may receive a prescription for pain medication before you leave the hospital. Follow the dosage instructions give to you by the pharmacist. Although these prescription pain medications can be beneficial, they are also potentially very dangerous if not used properly.</p> <p>When using these medications, if you notice any changes in either breathing or level of drowsiness that concern you, stop the medication and seek medical attention. If your child is unresponsive, call 911 immediately.</p> <p>Do not give your child over-the-counter medicine that may have a sedative effect (makes people sleepy) while giving the prescription for pain medicine. Examples of these medicines are decongestants and antihistamines. Discuss these medications with your pharmacist.</p> <p>You may give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> if they have pain. Give the dose printed on the bottle for your child's age. Do not give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> for two weeks after the surgery. These medications could increase your child's risk of bleeding after the operation. Check with the nurse or doctor first before giving these medicines to your child.</p> <p>Write any other instructions here:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h3>Activity</h3> <p>Your child's doctor will tell you when your child can be active again after the operation.</p> <p>Your child should have only quiet activity for one week. This means no straining, heavy lifting, swimming or contact sports. Check with your child's doctor. </p> <p>Write any specific instructions here:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h3>Going back to school or day care</h3> <p>Your child can go back to school or day care when the doctor says it is okay. This is usually one week after the operation.</p> <p>Write any specific instructions here:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p><h2>When to call the doctor</h2> <p>Call your otolaryngologist, the otolaryngology clinic nurse or your family doctor right away if your child has any of these signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (100°F) or higher </li> <li>red or swollen incision </li> <li>fluid leaking from the incision </li> <li>pain that gets worse </li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop </li> </ul> <p>If your child has trouble swallowing or trouble breathing, or if you are worried, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department right away. </p><h2>Your child will need a follow-up appointment</h2> <p>Your child will need to come back to the hospital to see the doctor after the operation.</p> <p>Write the date and time of your child's follow-up appointment here:</p> <p> </p> <p>During this follow-up visit the doctor will check your child's incision to make sure it is healing well. The doctor will also remove your child's stitches and steri-strips.</p><h2>What happens during the operation</h2> <p>Before the operation starts, your child will have a special "sleep medicine" called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthetic</a>. This means your child will sleep through the operation and will not feel any pain. </p> <p>When your child is asleep, the doctor will make a small cut (incision) in your child's neck and take out the cyst. The doctor may also put a small tube called a drain in the incision. This lets extra fluid drain out. This tube will be removed before your child goes home. </p> <p>Then the doctor will close the cut with stitches. The stitches will be covered with thin, white strips called steri-strips.</p> <p>The operation takes about two hours.</p><h2>You can see your child as soon as they are awake</h2> <p>After the operation, we will take your child to the recovery room, also called the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">Post-Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU)</a>. This is where your child will wake up. Your child will stay in the recovery room for about one hour. </p> <p>You will be able to see your child as soon as they are fully awake. A volunteer from the Surgical Waiting Room will bring you to see your child. </p> <h2>Your child will need to stay in hospital</h2> <p>Every child's cyst is different. Some are easier to remove than others. Your child will be in the hospital for one to three days after the operation. </p> <p>We will move your child to a special six-bed room called the constant observation room. There is a nurse in this room at all times. Your child will stay in this room overnight. They may stay longer. </p> <p>You are welcome to stay overnight with your child. But there is no space for a parent's sleep cot in the constant observation room. </p> <h2>Managing your child's pain after the operation</h2> <p>If your child feels pain, we will give them pain medicine, either through an intravenous (IV) tube in the arm or by a pill or liquid to swallow. If you think your child is in pain, tell the nurse. </p> <h2>Eating and drinking after the operation</h2> <p>Your child will probably not want to eat or drink right after the operation. We will give your child liquids through the IV tube until they can drink. </p> <p>Your child will probably ask for sips of water two to three hours after the operation. After your child can drink, we will start adding their usual food. </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p>Thyroglossal duct cyst

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