Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : OD17 - OD19

Simultaneous Occurrence of Thyroiditis in Ectopic and Eutopic Thyroid Masquerading as Thyroglossal Cyst OD17-OD19

Aditi Chopra, Yogendra Singh, Manju Kaushal, Anil Taneja, Bindu Kulshreshtha

Dr. Bindu Kulshreshtha,
Associate Professor and Head, PGIMER, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi-110001, India.

Ectopic thyroid gland is a rare condition usually presenting with neck swelling or hypothyroidism. In most cases, ectopic thyroid tissue is the only functioning thyroid tissue, but it may rarely be associated with normal thyroid gland. Thyroiditis in an ectopic thyroid gland is very rare. Here, we describe a 13-year-old girl who was initially suspected, as a having a thyroglossal cyst. Thyroid functions were suggestive of thyrotoxicosis. She was diagnosed to have simultaneous occurrence of thyroiditis in the ectopic and eutopic thyroid glands. This case was exceedingly rare since this patient presented with thyrotoxicosis unlike previous reported cases who were either euthyroid or hypothyroid.