Ectopic thyroid

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
CT

Neck

Note the abnormally shaped and small thyroid with a similar nodule of tissue posterior to the esophagus.

Case Discussion

No history of surgery or carcinoma. 

These CT findings were confirmed to be thyroid tissue on a thyroid scan, thus representing ectopic thyroid. The patient was followed and no change detected.

Case courtesy of Bob Cook, MD. Western Memorial Regional Hospital Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

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Case information

rID: 9570
Published: 1st May 2010
Last edited: 15th Oct 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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