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Dual ectopic thyroid: a report of two cases

  • Produl Hazarika (a1), Shahab Ahmed Siddiqui (a1), Kailesh Pujary (a1), Parul Shah (a1), Deepak Ranjan Nayak (a1) and R. Balakrishnan (a1)...


Ectopic thyroid is an uncommon embryological aberrationcharacterized 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 caecum, commonest being lingual followed by sublingual and in the anterior midline of neck at, or below, the level of the hyoid bone. It is unusual for lingual thyroid to present simultaneously with another ectopic thyroid; reported here are two such cases.


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Address for correspondence: Dr Deepak Ranjan Nayak, Department of ENT, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 576119, India.


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