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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-123

Developmental anomalies of thyroid: Thyroglossal duct cyst associated with ectopic thyroid: Radiology and nuclear medicine imaging findings

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Radiation Medicine Center, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Radiology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Medicine Center, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sunita Nitin Sonavane
Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, C/o Tata Memorial Center Annex, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharastra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.157938

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We report a case of euthyroid young female with anterior midline neck swelling, non-tender gradually increased to present size since childhood. On anatomic cross sectional imaging ultrasonography (USG) and computed tomography (CT) scan showed multiseptated cyst in the midline neck, infrahyoid region with absent thyroid gland in its normal location suggestive of TGDC with absent normal thyroid gland. Thyroid scintigraphy study detects functioning thyroid tissue within the thyroglossal cyst and patent thyroglossal duct. F18-FDG PET/CT showed no uptake within the thyroglossal cyst and patent thyroglossal duct indicating no evidence of malignancy. This case highlights the role of nuclear medicine as a diagnostic challenging modality and thus aiding in therapeutic decision.

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