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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-27

Dual ectopic thyroid in the presence of atrophic orthotopic thyroid gland in a patient with acquired hypothyroidism: Evaluation with hybrid Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography


Department of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalanagar, Thrissur, India

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Chidambaram Natrajan Balasubramanian Harisankar
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amalanagar, Thrissur - 680 555
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.116808

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Ectopic thyroid tissue (ETT) refers to all cases in which the thyroid gland is present at a location other than its usual site. The prevalence of ETT is approximately one per 100,000 to 300,000 persons and is reported to occur in one in 4,000 to 8,000 patients with thyroid disease. Multiple ectopia of thyroid is extremely rare. Multiple ectopia in the presence of orthotopic thyroid gland is extremely rare. We report a 13-year-old boy with stunted growth and developmental delay caused due to acquired hypothyroidism. Technetium scan performed as per management protocol identified dual ectopia of thyroid. The role of hybrid Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography/ Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) in the localization of the sites of ETT is also highlighted.


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