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Innocuous Accessory Thyroid Nodules

Innocuous Accessory Thyroid Nodules Abstract THIS STUDY was prompted by the emphasis which has been placed on so-called lateral aberrant thyroid tumors during the last 30 years or so and the relatively little attention that has been called to the innocuous nodules of thyroid tissue in the immediate vicinity of the thyroid gland itself. Because of this and the failure to clearly distinguish between the two entities, a good deal of confusion has arisen. Goss5 states, "Small detached portions of thyroid tissue are sometimes found in the vicinity of the lateral lobes or above the isthmus; they are called accessory thyroid glands (glandulae thyreoideae accessoriae)." Warren and Meissner15 state, "Aberrant thyroid tissue is sometimes found adjacent to the thyroid gland, particularly near the midline. Such aberrant thyroid tissue occurs in small nodules and shows a histologic structure similar to that of the main body of the thyroid." Pathologists are quite familiar with the References 1. Ewald, C. A.: " Die Erkrankungen der Schilddrüse, Myxödem und Cretinismus ," in Nothnagel's Speciallsche Pathologie und Therapie , 1896, vol 22, p 3. 2. Ferguson, J. S.: Aberrant Thyreoid Tissue and Its Relation to Intratracheal Growths , New York Med J 80:289, 1904. 3. Gardiner, W. R.: Unusual Relationships Between Thyroid Gland and Skeletal Muscle in Infants , Cancer 9:681, 1956.Crossref 4. Gerard-Marchant, R.: Thyroid Follicle Inclusions in Cervical Lymph Nodes , Arch Path 77:633, 1964. 5. Goss, C. M.: Gray's Anatomy of Human Body , ed 27, Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1959, p 1393. 6. Gruber, W.: Über die Glandula thyreoidea accessoria , Virchow Arch Path Anat 66:447, 1876.Crossref 7. Kaufman, C.: Die Struma retro-pharyngo-oesophagea , Deutsch Z Chir 18:255, 1883.Crossref 8. Krafka, J., Jr.: Intratracheal Thyroid, Occurring in Seven Months Human Fetus , Ann Surg 106:457, 1937.Crossref 9. Krönlein, V.: Über Struma intrathoracica retrotrachealis , Deutsch Z Chir 20:93, 1884.Crossref 10. Levitt, T.: Thyroid , London: E. & S. Livingstone, Ltd., 1954, p 203. 11. Moritz, A. R., and Bayless, F.: Lateral Cervical Tumors of Aberrant Thyroid Tissue , Arch Surg 24:1028, 1932.Crossref 12. Pemberton, J. deJ., and Mahorner, H. R.: Retrofascial Intrathoracic Goiter , Surg Clin N Amer 11:787, 1931. 13. Sisson, J. C.; Schmidt, R. W.; and Beierwaltes, W. H.: Sequestered Nodular Goiter , New Eng J Med 270:927 ( (April) ) 1964.Crossref 14. Thoren, L.: Intratracheal Goitre , Acta Chir Scand 95:495, 1947. 15. Warren, S., and Meissner, W. A.: Tumors of Thyroid Gland, Atlas of Tumor Pathology , United States Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1953, sec IV, fasc 14, p 92. 16. Zuckerkandl, E.: Über eine bisher noch nicht beschriebene Drüse in der Regio suprahyoidea , Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enka, 1879. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Innocuous Accessory Thyroid Nodules

Archives of Surgery , Volume 90 (2) – Feb 1, 1965

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Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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Abstract

Abstract THIS STUDY was prompted by the emphasis which has been placed on so-called lateral aberrant thyroid tumors during the last 30 years or so and the relatively little attention that has been called to the innocuous nodules of thyroid tissue in the immediate vicinity of the thyroid gland itself. Because of this and the failure to clearly distinguish between the two entities, a good deal of confusion has arisen. Goss5 states, "Small detached portions of thyroid tissue are sometimes found in the vicinity of the lateral lobes or above the isthmus; they are called accessory thyroid glands (glandulae thyreoideae accessoriae)." Warren and Meissner15 state, "Aberrant thyroid tissue is sometimes found adjacent to the thyroid gland, particularly near the midline. Such aberrant thyroid tissue occurs in small nodules and shows a histologic structure similar to that of the main body of the thyroid." Pathologists are quite familiar with the References 1. Ewald, C. A.: " Die Erkrankungen der Schilddrüse, Myxödem und Cretinismus ," in Nothnagel's Speciallsche Pathologie und Therapie , 1896, vol 22, p 3. 2. Ferguson, J. S.: Aberrant Thyreoid Tissue and Its Relation to Intratracheal Growths , New York Med J 80:289, 1904. 3. Gardiner, W. R.: Unusual Relationships Between Thyroid Gland and Skeletal Muscle in Infants , Cancer 9:681, 1956.Crossref 4. Gerard-Marchant, R.: Thyroid Follicle Inclusions in Cervical Lymph Nodes , Arch Path 77:633, 1964. 5. Goss, C. M.: Gray's Anatomy of Human Body , ed 27, Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1959, p 1393. 6. Gruber, W.: Über die Glandula thyreoidea accessoria , Virchow Arch Path Anat 66:447, 1876.Crossref 7. Kaufman, C.: Die Struma retro-pharyngo-oesophagea , Deutsch Z Chir 18:255, 1883.Crossref 8. Krafka, J., Jr.: Intratracheal Thyroid, Occurring in Seven Months Human Fetus , Ann Surg 106:457, 1937.Crossref 9. Krönlein, V.: Über Struma intrathoracica retrotrachealis , Deutsch Z Chir 20:93, 1884.Crossref 10. Levitt, T.: Thyroid , London: E. & S. Livingstone, Ltd., 1954, p 203. 11. Moritz, A. R., and Bayless, F.: Lateral Cervical Tumors of Aberrant Thyroid Tissue , Arch Surg 24:1028, 1932.Crossref 12. Pemberton, J. deJ., and Mahorner, H. R.: Retrofascial Intrathoracic Goiter , Surg Clin N Amer 11:787, 1931. 13. Sisson, J. C.; Schmidt, R. W.; and Beierwaltes, W. H.: Sequestered Nodular Goiter , New Eng J Med 270:927 ( (April) ) 1964.Crossref 14. Thoren, L.: Intratracheal Goitre , Acta Chir Scand 95:495, 1947. 15. Warren, S., and Meissner, W. A.: Tumors of Thyroid Gland, Atlas of Tumor Pathology , United States Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1953, sec IV, fasc 14, p 92. 16. Zuckerkandl, E.: Über eine bisher noch nicht beschriebene Drüse in der Regio suprahyoidea , Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enka, 1879.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1965

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