Right Ventricular Mass: Intracardiac Ectopic Thyroid Tissue: A Case Report (pages 178–180)
Murat Bulent Rabus, Nertila Poçi, Fatih Yılmaz, Onur Yerlikhan, Tugba Aktemur, Akin Arslan, Selcuk Ozturk, Ibrahim Oztek and Mehmet Balkanay
Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12741
Ectopic thyroid tissue is a result of abnormal migration of thyroid tissue during the embryonic state. Most of these rare cases, almost 90% of them, are located in the base of the tongue and a minority of them are located anteriorly near the hyoid bone area. We report the case of a young patient with an intracardiac mass first diagnosed with three-dimensional echocardiography and after successfully being treated surgically.