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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113-115

'Two are not always better than one' - Dual Ectopic Thyroid: A rare anomaly


1 Department of Pathology, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organization, Timarpur, Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Subham Skin Clinic, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashutosh Kansal
Department of Pathology, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organization, Brig, S. K. Majumdar Road, Timarpur, Delhi 110 054
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.138557

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Congenital abnormalities are the least common of the thyroid disorders. It is very unusual for dual ectopic foci of thyroid tissue to be present simultaneously. We are reporting a case of dual ectopic thyroid in the lingual and sub-hyoid areas in a 15-year-old boy with no thyroid gland in its normal anatomical location. However, physical examination showed monoectopic thyroid presented as a 3 × 3.5 cm anterior midline neck swelling just below the hyoid bone, though the neck ultrasonography and thyroid scan with technetium-99m sodium pertechnate confirmed lingual and sub-hyoid dual ectopic thyroid with no thyroid tissue at the normal anatomical location of the thyroid gland.


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