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      Ectopic Thyroid Tissue in the Ventricular Outflow Tract: Embryologic Implications

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          The case of a 66-year-old female patient with a tumor located in the right ventricular outflow tract is reported. Histologic examination of an intraoperative biopsy revealed that the tumor was an intracardiac ectopic thyroid. We performed conservative surgery with partial resection of the mass. After 5 years, the patient is asymptomatic and leading a normal life. The authors examine the relation between the embryologic development of the primitive heart and the thyroid primordium and suggest the hypothesis of ectopic thyroid location in the right- or left-ventricular outflow tract.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          19 November 2008
          : 86
          : 6
          : 524-526
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Cardiac Surgery University of Milan, Centro Cardiologico I. Monzino Foundation – IRCCS, and bIstituto Scientifico H S. Raffaele -Fondazione Centro S. Romanello del Monte Tabor, Servizio di Medicina Nucleare, Milan, Italy
          Article
          176934 Cardiology 1995;86:524–526
          10.1159/000176934
          7585766
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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