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Medical Term:

lateral aberrant thyroid carcinoma

Definition

obsolete term for a cervical nodule of thyroid carcinoma situated outside the thyroid gland, formerly thought to arise from ectopic thyroid tissue but now believed to be metastatic from an occult carcinoma within the gland.

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