Lateral aberrant thyroid
Reviewer: Shahidul Islam, M.D., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 31 March 2013, last major update March 2009
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See also lymph nodes (cervical) containing thyroid tissue
- Thyroid tissue lateral to the jugular vein, but NOT in lymph nodes, is often a developmental anomaly (heterotopic thyroid tissue)
- Thyroid tissue in lateral neck may be due to surgery and trauma, which implant thyroid tissue
- Usually microscopic and often surrounded by a fibrous capsule
- May also be due to spontaneous separation of thyroid tissue in nodular goiter or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
End of Thyroid gland > Congenital anomalies > Lateral aberrant thyroid
- Metastatic well differentiated thyroid carcinoma
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