Anatomical Variation of the Thyroid Gland - Levator glandulae thyroideae: A Case Report

Authors

  • Natalia Velasco-Nieves University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6328-6048
  • Adegbenro Omotuyi John Fakoya Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7064-9719
  • Shannon Matthew University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8727-9715
  • Wirda Zafar University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Mahrukh Zafar University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Kevin Alonso Milla University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8996-250X
  • Sushanth Yerra University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Abayomi Afolabi Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Thomas McCracken Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2020.904

Keywords:

Levator glandulae thyroideae, thyroid, hyopyramidalis , thyroidectomy , pyramidal lobe

Abstract

Surgical procedures on the thyroid are usually complicated by damage to the parathyroid glands, the external branch of superior laryngeal nerves, inferior laryngeal nerves, and hematoma due to vascular injury and the chance of residual thyroid tissue being left in case of cancer and Graves' disease, and the presence of anatomical variations. In this study, we describe the presence of a levator glandulae thyroideae that could misguide surgeons during surgical procedures.

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Published

2020-06-02

How to Cite

Velasco-Nieves, N., Fakoya, A. O. J. ., Matthew, S., Zafar, W., Zafar, M., Milla, K. A. ., Yerra, S., Afolabi, A., & McCracken, T. (2020). Anatomical Variation of the Thyroid Gland - Levator glandulae thyroideae: A Case Report. Journal of Health Sciences. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2020.904

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Case reports