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ea0032p318 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid / Others | ECE2013

Never too late to discover some extra thyroid tissue

Wessling Ana , Araguez Jose Maria , Ferreira Florbela , Carmo Isabel

Introduction: Ectopic thyroid is a rare entity, resulting from developmental defects at early stages of thyroid embriogenesis. It’s prevalence is 1/100 000–300 000 in general population and 1/4000–8000 in patients with thyroid disease. This condition is more common in females, in Asians and may occur at any age, although it’s most common at younger ages. The most frequent location of ectopic thyroid tissue is at the base of the tongue. In 70–75% of cas...