Paramedian ectopic thyroid gland and unusual origin of superior thyroid artery-a case report and review of literature

Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla and Nayak, Satheesha B and Pamidi, Narendra (2017) Paramedian ectopic thyroid gland and unusual origin of superior thyroid artery-a case report and review of literature. Erciyes Medcal Journal, 39 (1). pp. 37-39.

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Abstract

Ectopic thyroid is considered as one of the developmental anomalies of the thyroid gland. It is usually found in the midline, along the line of descent of thyroid diverticulum. Ectopic thyroid is very rarely found in the lateral part of the neck. During the routine dissection classes for undergraduate medical students, we came across the presence of a laterally placed ectopic thyroid gland. An oval-shaped mass of thyroid tissue was situated on the left side of the neck. It was located superficial to the inferior constrictor muscle, close to its origin from the oblique line of the thyroid cartilage. It was supplied by a branch of superior thyroid artery. Superior thyroid artery arose from the common carotid artery just before its bifurcation into external and internal carotid arteries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroid gland; accessory thyroid gland; superior thyroid artery; neck surgery .
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 03:40
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 03:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148718

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