Graves' Disease in a Patient With Ectopic Mediastinal Thyroid

Gorur G. , Isgoren S., Tan Y. Z. , Utkan Z. , Demir H., Berk F.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, cilt.36, ss.1039-1040, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e3182291c15
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1039-1040


Abnormalities in the embryologic development and migration of the thyroid gland can result in ectopic thyroid tissue. Ectopic mediastinal goiters are somewhat uncommon developmental anomalies, accounting for less than 1% of all thyroid ectopies. Graves' disease within mediastinal goiter is a very rare entity, described only in few cases in English literature. Pretracheal thyroidectomy alone does not cure Graves' disease and can stimulate growth of the ectopic tissue in such cases.