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Case 13742

Ectopic thyroid tissue presenting as a midline neck mass with absent orthotopic thyroid gland

Author(s)
Anjana Trivedi1, Anirudh Chawla1, Jagruti Kalola, Chetna Dodiya

Civil Hospital,
P.D.U. Medical College;
Jamnagar Road
360001 Rajkot, India;
Email:anirudhchawla@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 16 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Midsagittal ultrasound of suprahyoid neck

    A well-defined heterogeneous lesion with multiple cystic areas is noted in midline suprahyoid region. (Hyoid bone is represented by white star)

     
    Area of Interest: Ear / Nose / Throat; Head and neck; Thyroid / Parathyroids; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital; Endocrine disorders;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial ultrasound of suprahyoid neck

    Well-defined heterogeneous lesion with multiple internal cystic areas at suprohyoid neck region in midline.

     
    Area of Interest: Ear / Nose / Throat; Head and neck; Thyroid / Parathyroids; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Endocrine disorders;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Colour Doppler ultrasound of lesion

    Colour Doppler evaluation of lesion shows internal central and peripheral vascularity.

     
    Area of Interest: Ear / Nose / Throat; Head and neck; Thyroid / Parathyroids; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound-Colour Doppler; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Endocrine disorders;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Axial ultrasound of neck just below cricoid cartilage

    Axial ultrasound section at level just below cricoid cartilage does not show evidence of any normal thyroid tissue at an orthotopic location.

     
    Area of Interest: Ear / Nose / Throat; Head and neck; Thyroid / Parathyroids; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Endocrine disorders;
     
     
A well-defined heterogeneous lesion with multiple cystic areas is noted in midline suprahyoid region. (Hyoid bone is represented by white star)
 
Well-defined heterogeneous lesion with multiple internal cystic areas at suprohyoid neck region in midline.
 
Colour Doppler evaluation of lesion shows internal central and peripheral vascularity.
 
Axial ultrasound section at level just below cricoid cartilage does not show evidence of any normal thyroid tissue at an orthotopic location.
 
 
 
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