Thyroid Ectopia is a developmental defect which occurs during the stage of early embryogenesis of the Thyroid gland. A frequent presentation is around the course of the thyroglossal duct in the neck, a normal path of thyroid gland descent. If Thyroid Ectopia is mistaken for a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and is removed unintentionally, it would cause hypothyroidism. We report a case of Thyroid Ectopia mimicking a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst in a five year old child who had subclinical hypothyroidism and having regular, long-term follow up and treated with Thyroid supplement
Kumar, Vijay Dr; Prabhu, Santhosh Dr; T, Sundeep P. Dr; and D'Souza, Sonia R B Dr
"Thyroid ectopia mimicking a thyroglossal duct cyst (TDC): a case report,"
Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences: Vol. 1
, Article 13.
Available at: https://impressions.manipal.edu/mjnhs/vol1/iss2/13