Unusual parapharyngeal lesion: aberrant thyroid gland.

Feisal, T.K.; Prepageran, N.; Shahrizal, T.; Zulkiflee, A.B. (2008) Unusual parapharyngeal lesion: aberrant thyroid gland. Singapore medical journal, 49 (5). e137-8. ISSN 0037-5675

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An ectopic location of the thyroid gland usually occurs in the midline, starting anywhere from the tongue to the diaphragm. The occurrence of an ectopic thyroid gland in a non-midline site is extremely rare. We report a 32-year-old Malay woman with an aberrant thyroid gland presenting as a parapharyngeal lesion. She had a normally functioning thyroid gland. An ectopic thyroid should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses in the parapharyngeal mass.

Item Type: Article
  1. Feisal, T.K.
  2. Prepageran, N.
  3. Shahrizal, T.
  4. Zulkiflee, A.B.
Journal or Publication Title: Singapore medical journal
Additional Information: Department of Otolaryngology, University of Malaya Medical Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnosis, Differential; Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2011 12:14
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2011 12:14
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/995

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