Ectopic thyroid of the pancreas: A case report and literature assessment.
Medication (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(47):e8707
Authors: Ma A, Liu H
RATIONALE: Ectopic thyroid is often discovered within the neck area. Intra-abdominal ectopic thyroid is extraordinarily uncommon, with solely 2 circumstances reported within the pancreatic area. Only a few studies have described detailed imaging findings of intra-abdominal ectopic thyroid.
PATIENT CONCERNS: A 73-year-old lady with aggravated recurrent proper higher quadrant ache was discovered to have a retroperitoneal mass on the head of pancreas. Belly computed tomography (CT) confirmed a well-defined, excessive attenuated (56HU) mass measured of 60?×?50?mm in diameter, that exhibited heterogeneous distinction enhancement all through the three phases.
DIAGNOSIS: Neuroendocrine neoplasm was suspected.
INTERVENTIONS: Following discussions with the affected person, she refused positive needle aspiration cytology; nevertheless, she underwent whole resection of the mass and had an uneventful medical course. Histopathological examination confirmed thyroid tissue with TTF-1 and TGB positivity, and BRAF negativity, indicating a benign variant.
OUTCOMES: The affected person had no indicators of relapse with regular thyroid hormone ranges after 2 years of observe up.
LESSONS: Ectopic thyroid tissue must be thought-about when sufferers current with related imaging findings in stomach. We assessment all reported circumstances of belly ectopic thyroid tissue to offer particular proof for the prognosis and therapy of this uncommon entity.
PMID: 29381957 [PubMed – in process]