The case of a patient with an intracardiac ectopic thyroid is reported. A cardiac tumor was found in a 66-year-old woman and was diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography. An intraoperative biopsy was performed, and the mass was recognized as an ectopic thyroid and treated with a conservative surgical approach because of the size, location, and relationship to adjacent structures. The 60-month follow-up shows normal echocardiographic images and the good clinical status of the patient.
|Titolo:||Intracardiac ectopic thyroid: conservative surgical treatment|
|Parole Chiave:||Choristoma; Humans; Iodine Radioisotopes; Aged; Thyroid Gland; Female; Heart Neoplasms|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/23 - Chirurgia Cardiaca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-1993|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0003-4975(93)90046-K|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|