Ectopic intrathyroidal thymoma: A case report and review

Jason B. Cohen, Megan Troxell, Christina S. Kong, I. Ross McDougall

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Abstract

Ectopic intrathyroidal thymomas are an exceedingly rare clinical entity that can be challenging to diagnose. This report describes a 39-year-old Japanese woman who presented with prominent left-sided thyroid enlargement that was thought to be a dominant thyroid nodule by ultrasound. Two fine-needle aspiration biopsies showed an atypical lymphoid proliferation that was suspicious for although not diagnostic of a low-grade lymphoma. A diagnosis of ectopic intrathyroidal thymoma was made only after appropriate histopathologic assessment of the surgical specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalThyroid
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Cohen, J. B., Troxell, M., Kong, C. S., & McDougall, I. R. (2003). Ectopic intrathyroidal thymoma: A case report and review. Thyroid, 13(3), 305-308. https://doi.org/10.1089/105072503321582132