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J Korean Soc Pediatr Endocrinol. 2000 Jun;5(1):132-136. Korean. Case Report.
Baek YJ , Yu JH , Kim JC .
Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea. jhongyu@cuvic.cnu.ac.kr
Department 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.

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