Dual Ectopic Thyroid Gland in an Elderly Male: Double Trouble?

  • Rachana AgrawalEmail author
  • Sangeeta Varty
Clinical Report


Double ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare phenomenon. We report a case of a 75-year-old man who was referred with two painless swellings in the anterior midline of neck with a tracheostomy tube in situ with the suspicion of malignancy. Such patients should be investigated completely prior to definitive treatment.


Double thyroid Ectopic thyroid Lingual thyroid Elderly males Dual ectopic thyroid 


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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research CenterMumbaiIndia

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