Eur J Pediatr Surg 2011; 21(5): 339-340
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1277133
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Ectopic Thyroid with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Presenting as Goitrous Hypothyroidism

P. V. Pradeep1 , B. Jayashree2
  • 1Narayana Medical College, Endocrine Suregry, Nellore, India
  • 2Narayana Medical College & Superspeciality Hospital, Endocrine Surgery, Nellore, India
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Publication History

Publication Date:
03 May 2011 (online)

Introduction

Dermoid cyst, thyroglossal cyst (TGC), and submental lymphadenitis are common causes of upper midline neck masses in children. Ectopic thyroid (ET) tissue can also present as an upper midline neck swelling. We report a unique hypothyroid case in which Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) of ectopic thyroid tissue resulted in an upper midline neck swelling mimicking a thyroglossal cyst.

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Correspondence

Dr. P. V. Pradeep, MS, DNB, MRCSEd, MCh 

Narayana Medical College

Endocrine Surgery

Chinthareddypalem

Nellore

524002

India

Phone: + 91 949 0492 876

Fax: + 91 861 2317 753

Email: pradeepputhenveetil@gmail.com