Biopsy Specimens

Thyroglossal duct cysts:

Usually as a single strip of fibrous tissue with or without a nodule surrounded by fat freefloating in fixative, non-orientated; the body of the hyoid may be present. Measure in three dimensions. If 10 mm in length or less, submit in total. If larger, block serially and submit representative samples. Branchial cleft cysts:

Usually as a single cystic nodule surrounded by fat free-floating in fixative, non-orientated. A sample of adjacent lymph nodes may be present. Measure in three dimensions. If 10 mm in diameter or less, submit in total. If larger, block serially and submit representative samples.

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