Ectopic Intratracheal Thyroid Tissue Leading to Stridor

  • T. PanthaEmail author
  • D. Gautam
  • D. Poudel
Clinical Report


Ectopic thyroid is a condition in which the thyroid tissue is present outside its normal anatomical position. Usually the ectopic thyroid is present along the line of its migration. The presence of ectopic thyroid tissue within the trachea is a very rare condition. Surgery is appropriate treatment for patients with ectopic thyroid tissue with clinical signs of upper airway obstruction. Here we present such a case where an ectopic intratracheal thyroid was causing airway obstruction.


Ectopic thyroid Neck swelling Airway obstruction 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ENT and Head and Neck SurgeryNational Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir HospitalKathmanduNepal

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