International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Surgery | Mexico | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 4.4 / 10


Retro - Laryngeal Ectopic Thyroid with Multinodular Goiter - Case Report

Dr. Maria Del Carmen Torres | Dr. Marco A. Nava | Dr. Ariadna Mendez | Dr. Dr. Carlos A Bautista


Abstract: The ectopic thyroid is a situation different from the normal thyroid gland. The most frequent location of ectopic thyroid tissue is the base of the tongue, also being found in any part of the stretch (prelaryngeal, suprasternal, laryngotracheal, lateral cervical). Most of these cases are asymptomatic and its presentation is more common between the second and fifth decade of life, appearing on the lateral region as a non - painful motile mass that does not move with deglutition. Diagnosis in adults is done by a scintigraphy with Tc - 99m, I - 131 or I - 123 observing the presence or absence of the gland in its normal position and it helps differentiate other thyroid tissue migration disorders. In addition, complementary imaging scanning can be used as well as biopsy with histopathological study to determine lesion characteristics and extension to facilitate therapeutic plan. The treatment of choice is hormonal management, and the surgery treatment is kept for those ectopic tissues in which malignancy is suspected, non - controlled hyperthyroidism, local and/or respiratory symptoms, and for cosmetic reasons. Study, approach, and treatment of retrolaryngeal ectopic thyroid with multinodular goiter regarding a case.


Keywords: thyroidectomy, goiter, ectopic


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,


Pages: 208 - 210


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