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Question 2#

What congenital anomaly arises from the formation of the thyroid gland?

A. The thyroid isthmus
B. The cricothyroid arch
C. A thyroglossal duct cyst
D. An endobronchial cyst

Correct Answer is C


The medial thyroid anlage descends from the base of the tongue through a channel called the thyroglossal duct at week 3 to 4 of gestation. The duct normally closes after its descent, but may remain patent and is susceptible to secondary infection and dilatation, referred to as a thyroglossal duct cyst. Removal is accomplished with the Sistrunk operation which also removes the central portion of the hyoid bone.