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Monday 26 February 2007

Lessons to be learned: a case study approach. Lateral aberrant thyroid tissue: is it always malignant?

By: Escofet X, Khan AZ, Mazarani W, Woods WG.

J R Soc Health 2007 Jan;127(1):45-6

Traditionally 'lateral aberrant thyroid' tissue present in cervical lymph nodes in the face of a clinically normal thyroid gland is held to be a metastasis from an occult primary thyroid carcinoma. A patient in whom follicular thyroid tissue was found in a lymph node lateral to the carotid sheath in the presence of a thyroid gland which was histologically free of cancer is herewith presented.

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