Thyroid Research and Practice

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

«SQ»Two are not always better than one«SQ» - Dual Ectopic Thyroid: A rare anomaly


Ashutosh Kansal1, Shruti Aggarwal2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kansal A, Aggarwal S. 'Two are not always better than one' - Dual Ectopic Thyroid: A rare anomaly.Thyroid Res Pract 2014;11:113-115


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Kansal A, Aggarwal S. 'Two are not always better than one' - Dual Ectopic Thyroid: A rare anomaly. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];11:113-115
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