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December 1996

Parasitic Nodule of the Right Carotid Triangle

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Drs Assi, Sironi, Di Bella, and Declich), Radiology (Dr Cozzi), and Otolaryngology (Dr Pareschi), Legnano General Hospital, Legnano, Italy.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(12):1409-1411. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890240115026

We present the case of a woman in whom intraoperatory examination of a laterocervical mass in the right carotid triangle (thought to be a glomus tumor) disclosed thyroid tissue. Although the overwhelming majority of cases of "thyroid parenchyma in the laterocervical region" represent a lymph node metastasis from a primary occult thyroid carcinoma, the rare occurrence of a parasitic nodule, as in our case, must be considered. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122:1409-1411

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