Intra-abdominal Ectopic Thyroid Presenting with Hyperthyroidism: Report of a Case
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- Güngör, B., Kebat, T., Özaslan, C. et al. Surg Today (2002) 32: 148. doi:10.1007/s005950200008
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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.