EJMCR. 2017; 1(January 2017): 32-35

Ectopic thyroid in the background of MNG - diagnosis with SPECT/CT radionuclide scan: a case report

Authors: Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ectopic thyroid in presence of multinodular goiter is a rare entity. We present case of a patient with a multinodular goiter located in the anterior neck with a separate ectopic thyroid in the submental region. Case presentation: We describe a 38 year old female who visited nuclear medicine department for thyroid scanning. She underwent total thyroidectomy 28 days back due to MNG (Multinodular goiter) with compressive symptoms. After surgery, she developed a swelling, located in the midline in the upper neck region. Thyroid scanning along with SPECT-CT showed a photon-avid, soft tissue density lesion in the submental region. Conclusion: Ectopic thyroid in presence of multinodular goiter in native location, is a rare entity. Nevertheless, it may be included in the differential diagnosis in cases where a new swelling appears soon after surgery.

Keywords:
Ectopic thyroid, multinodular goiter, case report, scintigraphy


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Farkhanda Gillani
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PINUM, Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Babar Imran
Head of Nuclear Medicine Department, PINUM, Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Saeed Akhtar
Director PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar. Ectopic thyroid in the background of MNG - diagnosis with SPECT/CT radionuclide scan: a case report. EJMCR. (2017), [cited November 21, 2018]; 1(January 2017): 32-35. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/8


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Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar (2017) Ectopic thyroid in the background of MNG - diagnosis with SPECT/CT radionuclide scan: a case report. EJMCR, 1 (January 2017), 32-35. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/8


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Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar. 2017. Ectopic thyroid in the background of MNG - diagnosis with SPECT/CT radionuclide scan: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (January 2017), 32-35. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/8


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Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar. "Ectopic thyroid in the background of MNG - diagnosis with SPECT/CT radionuclide scan: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1 (2017), 32-35. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/8


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Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar. "Ectopic thyroid in the background of MNG - diagnosis with SPECT/CT radionuclide scan: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1.January 2017 (2017), 32-35. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/8


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Farkhanda Gillani, Muhammad Babar Imran, Muhammad Saeed Akhtar (2017) Ectopic thyroid in the background of MNG - diagnosis with SPECT/CT radionuclide scan: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (January 2017), 32-35. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/8


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