Multifocal ectopic thyroid tissues including breast: A case report

Ahrim Moon, Hyun Soo Kim, Kyungseek Chang, Sung Im Do

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The current study reports the case of multifocal ectopic thyroid tissues in the breast. Ectopic thyroid tissue is an uncommon entity found not only in the cysts of thyro-glossal ducts, but also along the thyroglossal duct. The most frequent location of this tissue is the base of the tongue, but they can also occur in the anterior tongue, submandibular or sublingual region, larynx, trachea, mediastinum and heart. Only a single case of ectopic thyroid tissue in breast has been previously reported in English literature. However, the current case was associated with abnormal embryological development compared with previous reports, which are attributed to abnormal implantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular and Clinical Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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