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Ectopic Thyroid Tissue Presenting as a Lateral Neck Mass: A Case Report

  • Jihene Houas
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Jihene Houas, MD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse 4000, Tunisia.
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    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

    Sousse Medical School, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
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  • Monia Ghammam
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    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

    Sousse Medical School, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
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  • Eya Laabidi
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    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

    Sousse Medical School, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
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  • Mouna Bellakhdher
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    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

    Sousse Medical School, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
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  • Mohamed Abdelkefi
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    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia

    Sousse Medical School, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
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Published:October 14, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2022.09.029
      Ectopic thyroid tissue is an uncommon condition, often asymptomatic. Its real incidence is unknown, but it varies from 7% to 10% on autopsy reports. The most frequent locations are along the midline from the base of the tongue (90%) to the mediastinum.
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