Large mediastinal mass of heterotopic thyroid tissue: a case report and review of literature

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2005.616

Authors

  • Fabrizio Corsini | fabrizio.corsini@libero.it IV Divisione di Medicina Interna e Malattie Epato-Bilio-Metaboliche Avanzate. Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy.
  • Angela Cioffi IV Divisione di Medicina Interna e Malattie Epato-Bilio-Metaboliche Avanzate. Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy.
  • Fausta Costabile IV Divisione di Medicina Interna e Malattie Epato-Bilio-Metaboliche Avanzate. Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy.
  • Marco Corigliano IV Divisione di Medicina Interna e Malattie Epato-Bilio-Metaboliche Avanzate. Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy.
  • Giacinto Cirenza IV Divisione di Medicina Interna e Malattie Epato-Bilio-Metaboliche Avanzate. Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy.
  • Roberto Torella IV Divisione di Medicina Interna e Malattie Epato-Bilio-Metaboliche Avanzate. Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy.
  • Teresa Salvatore IV Divisione di Medicina Interna e Malattie Epato-Bilio-Metaboliche Avanzate. Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy.

Abstract

Salvatore. Incidental detection of a mediastinal mass in a asymptomatic patient poses a not easy diagnostic problem. For solid masses or cysts, histology or cytology is often necessary. Although substernal extension of a cervical goiter is common, totally intrathoracic primary thyroidal mass is unusual. We describe a rare case of heterotopic accessory mediastinal thyroid in a patient completely asymptomatic both for signs of thyroid dysfunction and mechanical compression. Radiological and hormonal 6 and 12 months follow-up is reported.

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Published
2005-03-30
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Keywords:
mediastinal mass, heterotopic thyroid
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How to Cite
Corsini, Fabrizio, Angela Cioffi, Fausta Costabile, Marco Corigliano, Giacinto Cirenza, Roberto Torella, and Teresa Salvatore. 2005. “Large Mediastinal Mass of Heterotopic Thyroid Tissue: A Case Report and Review of Literature”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 64 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2005.616.

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