The importance of thyroid scanning in neck lumps--a case report of ectopic tissue in the right submandibular region.

@article{Morgan1995TheIO,
  title={The importance of thyroid scanning in neck lumps--a case report of ectopic tissue in the right submandibular region.},
  author={Nigel J. Morgan and P Emberton and Ronald P Barton},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1995},
  volume={109 7},
  pages={674-6}
}
We describe the case of a 50-year-old previously well female, who presented with a slowly growing mass in the right submandibular region. Imaging confirmed the absence of a normally placed thyroid and the presence of a lingual thyroid. The submandibular mass was excised and histological examination confirmed ectopic thyroid tissue. The embryological descent… CONTINUE READING