Female patient aged 27 years operated a year ago from what she describes as nodules and cysts in the thyroid. She has been asymptomatic until 8 months when he began to notice the growth of a "lump" in antero-lateral left neck, above the cricoid cartilage, it causes dysphagia to solids, spontaneous pain, hoarseness and feeling that has been growing ever since. When questioned the doctor who operated on the latter explained that he had to "scrape down to the trachea" (sic). With the suspected diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cyst, nodule can be seen that it feels rubbery to the touch, is scanned with linear transducer 7.5 MHz, we encounter the surprise that this is not a cyst but node solid, fusiform, encapsulated, homogeneous, with normal Doppler vascular flow to the thyroid gland tissue. The nodule measures approx: 2.1 x 1.2 x 1.0 cms. It is the diagnosis of thyroid surgical native absence and presence of heterotopic thyroid nodule, the nodule has grown steadily and is probably what has allowed the patient to live within a certain normal and hormone replacement therapy without. Shows normal vascular flow to normal thyroid tissue..
T3---------0,98 ng/ml-----normal 0,8-1,9 ng/ml
T4---------4,65 ug/--------normal 5,0-13,0 ug/ml
TSH------22,69 mui/ml--normal 0,4-6,2 mui/ml