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Triple Ectopic Thyroid Detected on SPECT/CT

A Rare Case Report

Agrawal, Kanhaiyalal, MD, FANMB, MICNM*; Patro, P. Sai Sradha, DNB*; Pradhan, Pradeep, MS

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002571
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Ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare entity of embryological aberration along the tract of descend of thyroid gland. Accurate localization and characterization are required for deciding management based on clinical features and symptoms. Ectopic thyroid in the absence of normal thyroid gland is uncommon. However, triple ectopic thyroid with absence of normal thyroid gland is very rare, with only a few cases reported previously. We present a case of triple ectopic thyroid, which appeared as single on planar 99mTc-sodium pertechnetate image, but was evident on SPECT/CT images.

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine and

ENT, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India.

Received for publication January 25, 2019; revision accepted February 18, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Kanhaiyalal Agrawal, MD, FANMB, MICNM, Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, SIJUA, Bhubaneswar 751019, India. E-mail:

Online date: April 15, 2019

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