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Ectopic thyroid presenting as a submandibular mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20857245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although extremely rare, the presence of ectopic thyroid tissue in the submandibular region should be considered in the differential diagnosis of tissue masses in the cervical region. Diagnosis is confirmed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy and exclusion of malignancy should be confirmed by histopathologic analysis of the lesion. In general, surgery is the treatment of choice. A rare case of ectopic thyroid in the right submandibular region is reported; it was diagnosed after total thyroidectomy and successfully treated through surgery.
Joseli Assem Bersaneti; Rafael Denadai Pigozzi Silva; Rodrigo Rizzo Nogueira Ramos; Marcus de Medeiros Matsushita; Luís Ricardo Martinhão Souto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head and neck pathology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1936-0568     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck Pathol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  2011-07-12     Revised Date:  2012-04-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101304010     Medline TA:  Head Neck Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universidade de Marília (UNIMAR), Marília, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Neck / radionuclide imaging*
Radionuclide Imaging
Submandibular Gland
Thyroid Diseases / surgery
Thyroid Dysgenesis / radionuclide imaging*,  surgery

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