Thyroid Ectopia Mimicking a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst (TDC): A Case Report

Kumar, Vijay and Prabhu, Santhosh and Sundeep, PT and D’Souza, Sonia RB (2015) Thyroid Ectopia Mimicking a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst (TDC): A Case Report. Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 121-122.

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Thyroid Ectopia is a developmental defect which occurs during the stage of early embryogenesis of the Thyroid gland. A frequent presentation is around the course of the thyroglossal duct in the neck, a normal path of thyroid gland descent. If Thyroid Ectopia is mistaken for a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and is removed unintentionally, it would cause hypothyroidism. We report a case of Thyroid Ectopia mimicking a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst in a five year old child who had subclinical hypothyroidism and having regular, long-term follow up and treated with Thyroid supplement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroid Ectopia; Thyroglossal Duct Cyst; Developmental defect
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatric Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 09:58

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