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#1 of 5 Old 10-25-2011, 11:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone's child been diagnosed with this? 

 

My daughter was recently diagnosed and we are still waiting to see the ENT.  From what I've read, surgery to remove it is the only treatment.  I would like to hear others stories about the surgery ... recovery times, complications, etc. 

 

 

I am so worried.  This will be the first surgery for any of my children :(

 


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I know it's been a few months...has your daughter had the surgery? 

My DD (5) has just been diagnosed with this and we are waiting for our appt. with the ENT. I'm a worried mess. It seems the surgery is a quick one and recovery isn't bad but none of my kids have ever had surgery (neither have I) and I'm nervous about how she will respond to the whole thing. How long was your DD in pain afterwards? How long was the surgery? Did she go home right away?  I have thyroid disease and I'm concerned this will affect her thyroid function.

 

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I would like to echo both of these mothers concerns regarding the diagnosis and removal of a thyroglossal duct cyst. Not sure how my squirmy 2 yr old will sit still for the ultrasound.. Anyone with experiences with TGD surgery out there able to share?
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My daughter is eight now. She had the surgery when she was five. It went fine. The worst part was watching her fall asleep underneath the anesthesia. She was back to normal within a few days of the surgery. She does have a scar in the fold of her neck but it's fading.
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My daughters surgery went well. It lasted for about 90 minutes, and she was in the hospital for two nights afterwards. No complications. That was almost 3 years ago and she has been fine since. She does have a light two-three inch scar on her neck, but it continues to fade with age.

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