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Ann Pediatr Endocrinol Metab > Volume 5(1); 2000 > Article
A Case of Multiple Ectopic Thyroid Glands with Goiter and Compensated Hypothyroidism Diagnosed by Computerized Tomography.
Young Jong Baek, Jae Hong Yu, Jong Chul Kim
1Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea. jhongyu@cuvic.cnu.ac.kr
2Department of Radiology College of Medicine Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea.
Abstract
Ectopic thyroid is an uncommon embryological aberration characterized by the presence of thyroid tissue at a site other than in its usual pretracheal region. Usually it occurs along the path of descent of the developing thyroid primodium from the foramen cecum, commonest being lingual followed by sublingual and in the anterior midline of neck at, or below, the level of the hyoid bone. It is unusal for lingual thyroid to present simultaneously with another ectopic thyroid, so we report a case of 12-year-old girl who had multiple ectopic thyroid glands with goiter and compensated hypothyroidism diagnosed by computerized tomography in lingual and infrahyoid area.
Keywords: Multiple ectopic thyroid glands;Goiter;Compensated hypothyroidism


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