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Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 May;89(5):E4-7.

Papillary carcinoma arising in median ectopic thyroid tissue: management of the thyroid gland.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Abstract

Thyroid tissue in an ectopic location is rare, 1 in 100,000 to 300,000 persons, and usually in the lateral neck. Median ectopic thyroid tissue is even more unusual, with the vast majority of cases being lingual thyroid tissue. We present a case of carcinoma arising in median, nonlingual ectopic thyroid tissue along with an analysis of the literature to determine the most appropriate management of the orthotopic thyroid gland.

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