Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
Original Article Thyroid diseases and tumors

Thyroid gland topography

Flavio Carneiro Hojaij, Ana Docko, Leticia Franceschi, Tatiana Mina Yendo, Flavia Akamatsu, Alfredo Luis Jacomo, Claudio Roberto Cernea

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Introduction: Clinical and imaging evaluations of thyroid gland disorders suggest that its topography seems to be more thoracic, especially in older patients. Objective: To demonstrate this topography variation. Materials and Methods: We performed an anatomical study in 45 cadavers of both genders within 24 hours post-mortem to establish the influence of anthropometric data in this topography variation. Results: The thyroid gland is always positioned above the jugular notch, and we observed no stray node gland. Conclusion: The thyroid gland was always present in cervical position, without stray node glands. There is no influence on anthropometric features.


Thyroid, Anatomy, Surgery.


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