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1

Lumps found in the midline of the neck

thyroglossal cyst
goitre

2

Lumps found in the lateral neck

lymph node
solitary thyroid nodule
lipoma
cystic hygroma / brachial cyst

3

Midline neck lump

moves up on swallowing
moves up on sticking out tongue


1) goitre

2) thyroglossal cyst

4

complications of a subtotal thyroidectomy

bleeding / infection
damage to recurrent laryngeal nerve
hypoparathyroidism
thyroid crisis - acute early and rare

late - hypothyroidism
or recurrent hyperT

5

commonest type of large goitre

multinodular

6

goitre in hashimotos

small and firm

7

goutre in graves

smooth and soft +/- bruits

8

Position of

1) Brachial cyst

2) Cystic hygroma

Both posterior triangle

1) High up behind SCM

2) Low down at the base of the posterior triangle

9

when do cystic hygromas come about?

present from birth

10

what local structure could be damaged if a cystic hygroma was removed?

accessory nerve