Zuckerkandl tubercle

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz


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Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Right Zuckerkandl tubercle, a normal thyroid variant.

Case Discussion

Zuckerkandl tubercle is the projections of normal thyroid gland arising from its posterior or posteromedial margin and extends posteriorly to the tracheoesophageal groove. The tubercle is an important surgical landmark as the recurrent laryngeal nerve passes immediately medial to it.

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Case information

rID: 68438
Published: 31st May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Liaquat National Hospital

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