Intra-abdominal ectopic thyroid presenting with hyperthyroidism: Report of a case

Güngör B. B., Kebat T., Özaslan C., AkIllI S.

Surgery Today, vol.32, no.2, pp.148-150, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s005950200008
  • Journal Name: Surgery Today
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-150
  • Keywords: Ectopic thyroid, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid gland
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


Ectopic thyroid tissue has been found in the developmental pathway of the thyroid gland and has also been reported in the abdominal cavity. Intra-abdominal thyroid tissue was totally resected around the mesentery of the small intestine in a 56-year-old woman. She had hyperthyroidism preoperatively and had also undergone a bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy 10 years earlier. No signs or symptoms of a thyroid tumor were present.