EXOPHYTIC THYROID NODULE

Authors

  • Abha Kuran K.C. Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepa
  • Bikash Lal Shrestha Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepa

Abstract

ABSTRACT
An exophytic tissue grows outside towards the surface of an organ and the connecting tissue has similar functional features as the mother organ. A case of exophytic thyroid tissue in the submandibular area connected to the normal thyroid by a fibrous stalk has been described. However, the fibrous connecting band did not contain functional thyroid tissue, and hence questions the true exophytic nature of the swelling. We present a rare case of subplatysmal solitary thyroid nodule in lower anterior neck connected to the superior pole of right thyroid lobe by functional thyroid tissue.

Keywords: Exophytic, Thyroid

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Published

2023-06-13

How to Cite

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K.C. AK, Shrestha BL. EXOPHYTIC THYROID NODULE. Nepalese J ENT Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 13 [cited 2024 May 24];12(1):42-3. Available from: https://www.njehns.org.np/index.php/njehns/article/view/265

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Case Reports