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Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options

Irami Araújo-Filho, Amália Cínthia Meneses Rêgo, Francisco Irochima Pinheiro.

Abstract
The presence of ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare entity. Non-gland migration occurs during the early stages of embryogenesis to the normal cervical location. Thus, ectopic tissue is lodged, in general, in the path of the thyroglossal duct in the middle line of the neck. The most common location is in the lingual zone, being the lingual thyroid. This, in most cases, will be asymptomatic. However, it is able to manifest itself with symptoms of dysphagia, dysphonia, obstruction of the upper airways or hemorrhage at any moment between childhood and adulthood. This article is a review of this disease, targeting mainly conduct, still very controversial in the literature.

Key words: Ectopic thyroid, lingual thyroid, lingual goiter, robotic surgery, transoral surgery

 

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Araújo-Filho I, Rêgo ACM, Pinheiro FI. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho I, Rêgo ACM, Pinheiro FI. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho I, Rêgo ACM, Pinheiro FI. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho, I., Rêgo, A. C. M. & Pinheiro, F. I. (2017) Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho, Irami, Amália Cínthia Meneses Rêgo, and Francisco Irochima Pinheiro. 2017. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho, Irami, Amália Cínthia Meneses Rêgo, and Francisco Irochima Pinheiro. “Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options.” doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho, Irami, Amália Cínthia Meneses Rêgo, and Francisco Irochima Pinheiro. “Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options.” doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Araújo-Filho, I., Rêgo, A. C. M. & Pinheiro, F. I. (2017) Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148