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

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May 1, 2010
by Susan Cordes, MD and Jeffrey J. Nelson, MD


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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