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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142-145

Multiple ectopia of the thyroid gland: A rare case report

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India

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S Chethan Belgur
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DOI: 10.4103/1115-1474.164878

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Multiple ectopia of the thyroid gland is a term which refers to presence of multiple thyroid tissue in absence or presence of orthotopic thyroid gland. The prevalence of ectopic thyroid 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 entity. We present a case with multiple thyroid ectopia in absence of orthotopic thyroid gland. CT and MRI play an important role in locating ectopic thyroid tissue.

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