Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision

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  • Before Surgery
    • Choice of Anesthesia
      • What kinds of anesthesia can my child have for this surgery?
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      • Does my child need to see an anesthesiologist before surgery?
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    • Lab Tests
      • What tests does my child need to do before this surgery?
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    • My Child's Current Medications
      • Will I need to stop or change any of my child's current medications?
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    • Recovery after My Child's Surgery
      • Will my child's voice be affected after this surgery?
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      • What are the chances my child will need to be on any replacement therapy (thyroid hormone, calcium) after my surgery?
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      • What can I expect my child's pain to be like and what are the options for pain medication?
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      • How long will my child be in the hospital after surgery?
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      • How long will it be before my child can get back to a normal routine?
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    • My Child's Surgery
      • Why does my child need this surgery?
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      • What will this surgery do?
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      • What are the risks and possible complications of this surgery?
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      • What are my child's other surgcial and non-surgical options?
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      • How soon would you recommend that my child has this surgery?
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      • What can we expect if we choose not to have this surgery for my child or delay it?
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      • What surgical technique will you use?
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      • What are the chances my child's cyst comes back?
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      • Will this surgery affect my child's ability to eat and breathe? If so, how?
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      • Where and how big will my child's scar be?
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      • How long will this surgery take?
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      • Will you have to remove any of my child's thyroid gland?
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    • Preparing for My Child's Surgery
      • When should my child stop eating and drinking before surgery?
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  • Day of Surgery
    • General Questions
      • How long will my child's surgery take?
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      • When will we be able to see my child?
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      • Does my child need any antibiotics to prevent infections?
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  • After Surgery
    • Questions to Ask After My Child's Surgery
      • Did you need to remove any of my child's thyroid gland?
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      • When can we restart my child's usual prescription medications?
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      • When can my child eat or drink?
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      • How much longer do you think my child need to stay in the clinic/hospital?
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      • What needs to happen before my child can be discharged?
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      • How are we going to manage my child's pain?
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      • Will you need to test my child's thyroid function?
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      • Have we arranged for my child's prescriptions to be filled?
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      • Are there any medications that my child needs to avoid?
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      • How do I take care of my child's incision?
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      • When can my child take a shower?
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      • When does my child need to come back for a follow-up appointment?
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      • Are there any special instructions on eating or talking?
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      • Does my child have staples or sutures that need to be removed?
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      • What can my child's activity level be when we get home?
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      • When can my child go back to school?
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  • Before Surgery
    • General Instructions
      • Take time off from school for my child if needed
        -7 days at 9:00
      • Call my child's doctor if I think of other questions
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will call the healthcare team if my child is sick or has a fever
        -7 days at 9:00
      • We met with the anesthesia team
        -7 days at 9:00
      • My child completed lab tests and imaging
        -7 days at 9:00
      • We know where and what time to go for surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I know which of my child's medications to stop before surgery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • My child will not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery, unless otherwise directed
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Day of Surgery
    • General Instructions
      • My child has not eaten or drank anything since midnight, including water
        0 day at 6:30
      • I confirmed my child's name and date of birth with the healthcare team
        0 day
      • I confirmed my child's surgery with the healthcare team
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      • I made sure the correct site of my child's surgery was marked and signed informed consent forms
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      • Confirm any allergies and side-effects your child might have
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  • After Surgery
    • General Instructions
      • I will make sure the healthcare team wash their hands before and after my child's care
        0 day at 18:00
      • I will not wait until my child's pain is severe until I ask for pain medication
        0 day at 18:00
      • I will make sure the call button is within reach before medical staff leave the room
        0 day at 18:00
      • My child will sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before standing up to prevent getting dizzy
        0 day at 18:00
      • My child will not get out of bed without help if they feel weak or dizzy
        0 day at 18:00
      • I understand which medications my child is taking while in the hospital
        0 day at 18:00
      • Will my child's urinary catheter be removed today?
        1 day at 9:00
      • I will ask the healthcare team if my child received blood thinners to prevent blood clots
        1 day at 9:00
      • My child will walk in the hallway and get out of bed to a chair.
        1 day at 9:00
      • My child will start eating and drinking as allowed by the healthcare team.
        1 day at 9:00
      • I will notify my heaothcare team if I notice any redness or swelling on my child's neck
        1 day at 9:00
      • Is my child being discharged today?
        1 day at 9:00
      • I checked with the healthcare team which medications my child should take at home
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      • My child's prescription medications have been filled
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      • I know when and how to give my child pain medications when we go home
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      • I asked the healthcare team how to care for my child and their incision at home
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      • I scheduled my child's post-op appointment
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  • Recovery at Home
    • General Instructions
      • I know when and how to give my child pain medications at home
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will call the doctor if I have any questions about recovery or feel something is not right
        2 days at 9:00
      • My child will avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting as long as the healthcare team advises
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will keep my child's incision clean and dry
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will follow the doctor's instructions on resuming my child's normal daily activities
        2 days at 9:00
    • Call The Doc If
      • I know to call if my child has a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child has shortness of breath or chest pain
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around my child's surgical incision
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice that my child's incision is separating or there is infected discharge from my child's incision
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice new swelling in my child's neck
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child's dressing is repeatedly soaked with blood
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child is spitting or coughing up blood
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child has tingling in their hands, face, lips, or feet
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child has difficulty swallowing or talking
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child's symptoms from before surgery have returned
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if my child has pain that existing pain medications cannot control
        2 days at 9:00