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Indian J Nucl Med. 2019 Jul-Sep;34(3):230-232. doi: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_64_19.

Graves' Disease in Eutopic Thyroid with Ectopic Mediastinal Thyroid Tissue: Role of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography-Computed Tomography.

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1
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
2
Department of Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Abstract

Ectopic thyroid is a rare embryological aberration due to defective migration. Most patients with ectopic thyroid tissue have absent thyroid gland in normal anatomical position and present with hypothyroidism. We present a patient with Graves' disease in the eutopic thyroid with ectopic thyroid tissue in the mediastinum and usefulness of single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography.

KEYWORDS:

Ectopic; Graves’ disease; mediastinum; single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT)

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