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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230-232

Graves' disease in eutopic thyroid with ectopic mediastinal thyroid tissue: Role of single photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kanhaiyalal Agrawal
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Sijua, Bhubaneswar - 751 019, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_64_19

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Ectopic thyroid is a rare embryological aberration due to defective migration. Most patients with ectopic thyroid tissue have absent thyroid gland in normal anatomical position and present with hypothyroidism. We present a patient with Graves' disease in the eutopic thyroid with ectopic thyroid tissue in the mediastinum and usefulness of single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography.


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