, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 148-150

Intra-abdominal Ectopic Thyroid Presenting with Hyperthyroidism: Report of a Case

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Ectopic thyroid tissue has been found in the developmental pathway of the thyroid gland and has also been reported in the abdominal cavity. Intra-abdominal thyroid tissue was totally resected around the mesentery of the small intestine in a 56-year-old woman. She had hyperthyroidism preoperatively and had also undergone a bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy 10 years earlier. No signs or symptoms of a thyroid tumor were present.

Received: February 26, 2001 / Accepted: July 17, 2001