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Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options

Irami Araújo-Filho, Amália Cínthia Meneses Ręgo, 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, Ręgo ACM, Pinheiro FI. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2017; 6(4): 221-227. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho I, Ręgo ACM, Pinheiro FI. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. http://www.acesjournal.org/?mno=223410 [Access: January 20, 2018]. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148


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Araújo-Filho I, Ręgo ACM, Pinheiro FI. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2017; 6(4): 221-227. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148



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Araújo-Filho I, Ręgo ACM, Pinheiro FI. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. Arch Clin Exp Surg. (2017), [cited January 20, 2018]; 6(4): 221-227. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148



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Araújo-Filho, I., Ręgo, A. C. M. & Pinheiro, F. I. (2017) Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. Arch Clin Exp Surg, 6 (4), 221-227. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148



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Araújo-Filho, Irami, Amália Cínthia Meneses Ręgo, and Francisco Irochima Pinheiro. 2017. Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 6 (4), 221-227. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148



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Araújo-Filho, Irami, Amália Cínthia Meneses Ręgo, and Francisco Irochima Pinheiro. "Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 6 (2017), 221-227. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148



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Araújo-Filho, Irami, Amália Cínthia Meneses Ręgo, and Francisco Irochima Pinheiro. "Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 6.4 (2017), 221-227. Print. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148



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Araújo-Filho, I., Ręgo, A. C. M. & Pinheiro, F. I. (2017) Ectopic lymphocytic thyroiditis: A case report and treatment options. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 6 (4), 221-227. doi:10.5455/aces.20160520030148





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