Intratracheal Ectopic Thyroid Tissue

Case Report

  • Furkan ÖZER Hacettepe University
  • Rıza Önder GÜNAYDIN Hacettepe University
  • Mehmet Umut AKYOL Hacettepe University


Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare abnormality that can cause airway obstruction. Presence of ectopic tissue in the larynx is extremely rare. The symptoms can easily be confused with those of bronchial asthma. We describe the case of a 52 year old man with subglottic thyroid tissue and multinodular goiter who undergone total thyroidectomy of for multinoduler goitre in october 2009. After the correct diagnosis was established, the lesion was excised via an external approach. We also discuss the clinical features and management of intratracheal thyroid tissue.


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Jun 30, 2017
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ÖZER, Furkan; GÜNAYDIN, Rıza Önder; AKYOL, Mehmet Umut. Intratracheal Ectopic Thyroid Tissue. Acta Medica, [S.l.], v. 48, n. 2, p. 24-26, june 2017. ISSN 2147-9488. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2018.
Case Report