CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.36, no.11, pp.1039-1040, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Editorial Material
CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Graves' disease, ectopic thyroid, mediastinal goiter, thyroid scanning, OF-THE-LITERATURE, TISSUE
Kocaeli University Affiliated:
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.