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for Midline Neck Mass/Suspected Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

Midline Neck Mass/Suspected Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)Consider trial of oral antibiotics if inflammatory neck mass suspected.
2)Immediate referral if symptoms of airway distress or suspicion of abscess formation.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1)Thyroid ultrasound should be performed if mass associated with thyroid gland.
2)Thyroid function tests and a nuclear thyroid scan are optional.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe Next Available Appointment
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See Careweb.
External Patients: Hand carry results including hard copies or diskette of any imaging studies to visit.
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-362-9555
Patients: 734-936-5730
Clinic Location Sites 1) Taubman Health Care Center
2) Livonia Center for Specialty Care
UM Consulting Physician General Otolaryngology Faculty - Pediatric
Revised on: 07/28/2009