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FNAC OF ANTERIOR MIDLINE NECK SWELLING

5 yr child c/o anterior midline neck swelling since birth. Chief Complaints Anterior midline neck swelling in the region of hyoid bone,which recently increased in size. History No significant past history..no associated fever or any lymphadenopathy. Vitals G C average...weight and height within normal range. Physical Examination O/E 1.9x 0.8 cm soft to cystic, moving with deglutition anterior midline neck swelling in the region of hyoid bone since birth. Investigations The patient was advised FNAC of the swelling..on aspiration ,0.8 ml blood mixed whitish material aspirated. The smears were H&E stained. The smears show benign and meta plastic squamous epithelial cells, inflammatory cells comprising of polymorphs, macrophages and mononuclear cells and cholesterol Crystals. Diagnosis I made the diagnosis of THYROGLOSSAL DUCT CYST AND ADVISED CLINICAL CORRELATION AND BIOPSY DIAGNOSIS

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