Abdominal Ectopic Thyroid Tissue: The Man From Istanbul

Michela Campora, Chiara Trambaiolo Antonelli, Luca Valle, Roberto Fiocca, Luca Mastracci, Federica Grillo

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Thyroid ectopia is a rare finding below the diaphragm. It is characterized by normal thyroid parenchyma in unusual locations with preserved thyroid marker immunoreactivity. In this article, we present the first known case of thyroid tissue in the periappendiceal fat and discuss possible ethiopathogenic theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019


  • abdomen
  • appendix
  • ectopic thyroid
  • immunohistochemistry
  • pitfall in pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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