Sistrunk vs modified Sistrunk procedures: Does procedure type matter?

Arda M. S., Ortega G., Layman I. B., Khubchandani N. A., Pichardo M. S., Petrosyan M., ...More

Journal of pediatric surgery, vol.56, pp.2381-2384, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.03.044
  • Journal Name: Journal of pediatric surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.2381-2384
  • Keywords: Thyroglossal duct cyst and sinus, Sistrunk procedure, Thyroid, Surgery, Recurrence thyroglossal duct cyst and sinus, Children, THYROGLOSSAL DUCT CYSTS, MANAGEMENT, EXPERIENCE, TRACT, OPERATION, REMNANTS, CHILDREN, SURGERY, SINUSES, HEAD
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Thyroglossal Duct Cyst (TDC) is the most common congenital neck mass in children and is surgically managed with a Sistrunk procedure. Some surgeons perform a modified Sistrunk (mSis), involving the dissection of the fistula beyond the hyoid bone without coring out the foramen cecum at the base of the tongue. We aim to evaluate surgical outcomes of children undergoing Sistrunk (Sis) or modified Sistrunk (mSis) procedures for TDC at an academic pediatric institution.