Ectopic thyroid

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Case Discussion

CT scan of the neck of a young adult demonstrates absence of thyroid in the normal anatomical location (no history of surgery).

Located to the right of the midline, at the level of the hyoid bone is a rounded enhancing rounded mass, consistent with ectopic thyroid tissue.

This was subsequently confirmed with a thyroid scan.

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Case information

rID: 9400
Published: 12th Apr 2010
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Tag: thyroid
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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