Pleomorphic adenoma arising in an incidental midline isthmic thyroid nodule: A case report and review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenoma, Pleomorphic
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Thyroid Nodule

abstract

  • Ectopic salivary gland tissue is common in the head and neck, usually associated with lymph nodes in lateral areas. It is rarely noted in the thyroid gland. Here we report the first case of a pleomorphic adenoma presenting as a midline nodule in the isthmus of thyroid in a 66-year-old man. We propose the possibility of origin in ectopic salivary gland tissue that may have aberrantly migrated with the median anlage from the foramen cecum in the base of the tongue during embryogenesis.

publication date

  • January 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.humpath.2011.02.025

PubMed ID

  • 21733552

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 134

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 43

number

  • 1