In an asymptomatic 66-year-old woman presenting a systolic murmur in the pulmonic area, echocardiography evidenced a voluminous mass in the right ventricular outflow tract resembling a cardiac tumor. Histologic finding was that of aberrant normal thyroid. Although the occurrence of ectopic thyroid tissue in the heart is rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis whenever a mass is located at the level of the interventricular septum and encroaches on the right ventricular outflow tract. In these cases, a thyroid scintiscan may avoid an unnecessary surgical intervention.

Accessory thyroid tissue in the right ventricle / E. Doria, P. Agostoni, C. Fiorentini. - In: CHEST. - ISSN 0012-3692. - 96:2(1989 Aug), pp. 424-5-425.

Accessory thyroid tissue in the right ventricle

P. Agostoni;C. Fiorentini
1989

Abstract

In an asymptomatic 66-year-old woman presenting a systolic murmur in the pulmonic area, echocardiography evidenced a voluminous mass in the right ventricular outflow tract resembling a cardiac tumor. Histologic finding was that of aberrant normal thyroid. Although the occurrence of ectopic thyroid tissue in the heart is rare, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis whenever a mass is located at the level of the interventricular septum and encroaches on the right ventricular outflow tract. In these cases, a thyroid scintiscan may avoid an unnecessary surgical intervention.
Choristoma; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Echocardiography, Doppler; Aged; Thyroid Gland; Heart Ventricles; Female; Heart Neoplasms
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