Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Bernhard Olberg


  • Case Report
    Heterotropic Pulmonary Thyroid in the Presence of a Normally Located Multinodular Goitre
    Author(s): Hussein Abujrad, Bernhard Olberg and Teik Chye OoiHussein Abujrad, Bernhard Olberg and Teik Chye Ooi

    We report the case of a 75-year-old female with an intrapulmonary smooth, round 2-cm nodule that contained heterotrophic thyroid tissue with no malignant or teratomatous features. She also had a normally located multinodular goiter. Ultrasound examinations of the thyroid and CT-scans of the pulmonary nodule done 7 years apart showed no significant change. Thyroid/whole body scans using TC-99m done 7 years apart also provided similar findings. The lack of change in the thyroid and pulmonary nodules makes a thyroid malignancy highly unlikely. Intrapulmonary heterotrophic thyroid tissue is a very rare entity, with only 2 reported cases in the literature. Our case is different from the other 2 in that they did not have a co-existing goiter. This case report draws attention to the occurrence of intrapulmonary heterotrophic thyroid tissue. Although rare, it needs to be considered in the dif.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000134

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