Surgery Today

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 148–150

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

  • Bülent Güngör
  • Tulu Kebat
  • Cihangir Özaslan
  • Süleyman Akıllı
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/s005950200008

Cite this article as:
Güngör, B., Kebat, T., Özaslan, C. et al. Surg Today (2002) 32: 148. doi:10.1007/s005950200008

Abstract

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.

Key words Ectopic thyroid Thyroid gland Hyperthyroidism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bülent Güngör
    • 1
  • Tulu Kebat
    • 2
  • Cihangir Özaslan
    • 1
  • Süleyman Akıllı
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of General Surgery andTR
  2. 2.Pathology, Ankara Oncology Hospital, Ankara, TurkeyTR

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