Ectopic thyroid in the gallbladder: Report of a case

Ihtiyar E., Isiksoy S., Algin C. , Sahin A., Erkasap S., Yasar B.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.33, no.10, pp.777-780, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-003-2576-5
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.777-780


Ectopic thyroid is a rare developmental anomaly. We describe an unusual case of ectopic thyroid tissue found in the gallbladder wall of a 68-year-old man who underwent cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Pathological findings were compatible with ectopic thyroid tissue in the gallbladder wall. This very rare pathology is discussed with a review of the revelant literature.