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Intratracheal ectopic thyroid: Case report and review

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July 1, 2007
by Bari Karakullukçu, MD; M. Güven Güvenç, MD; Harun Cansiz, MD; Fatih Öktem, MD; Büge Öz, MD
Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare abnormality that can cause airway obstruction. The symptoms can easily be confused with those of bronchial asthma. We describe the case of a 40-year-old man with subglottic thyroid tissue and multinodular goiter who had been misdiagnosed earlier with bronchial asthma. After the correct diagnosis was established, the lesion was excised via an external approach. We also discuss the clinical features and management of intratracheal thyroid tissue.

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