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ISSN: Print -2349-0977, Online - 2349-4387
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149-153

99mTc-Pertechnetate Scintigraphy in Thyroid Gland Ectopia: Evolving a New Clinical Algorithm

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Ravinder S Sethi
Department of Nuclear Medicine, H-Block, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/astrocyte.astrocyte_28_17

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Introduction: Dual ectopic thyroid has been regarded as a rare developmental anomaly with the most common site being lingual/sublingual and the mode of presentation being hypothyroidism. Patients and Methods: Three patients suffering from dual ectopic thyroid are discussed here along with a review of Indian literature. Conclusion: Increasing reports of dual ectopic thyroid in the literature indicate that the entity might not be so uncommon. Since this is liable to influence the clinical management, especially from the surgical standpoint, thyroid scintigraphy must be included in the preoperative protocol in all cases of thyroid gland ectopia.

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