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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Endoscopic Ectopic Thyroidectomy

Ramakrishnapillai Padmakumar, Aravind Balakrishnan, Madhukara Pai, Kevin J Chiramel, Farish Shams, Premna Subin

Citation Information : Padmakumar R, Balakrishnan A, Pai M, Chiramel KJ, Shams F, Subin P. Endoscopic Ectopic Thyroidectomy. World J Lap Surg 2020; 13 (3):136-137.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1419

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: To show the advantage of endoscopic approach for lateral ectopic thyroid removal. Background: Ectopic thyroid tissue lateral to midline is very rare. Because of its unusual location, lateral ectopic thyroid gland can cause diagnostic difficulties when diseased. Case description: Here we are presenting a case of a male patient with submandibular ectopic thyroid tissue with multinodular goiter and absent thyroid tissue in normal anatomic site. He underwent endoscopic-assisted total thyroidectomy. This technique for ectopic thyroid removal has not been reported in the literature so far. Conclusion: Endoscopic approach for removal of the diseased gland will allow for a magnified view of the adjoining structures and better cosmesis for the patient. Clinical significance: Lateral ectopic thyroid should be in differential diagnosis of lateral neck swelling.

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