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.
- ectopic thyroid
- pitfall in pathology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine