International Journal of Anatomical Sciences 2010, 1: 45-47

Case Report

 Levator Glandulae Thyroideae with the absence of Pyramidal Lobe – A case report

Gunapriya R, Varsha S, Senthil Kumar B.

Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai 602 105, India

Key Words: levator glandulae thyroideae, pyramidal lobe, infrahyoid muscles, thyroglossal duct, ectopic thyroid

 Abstract: Levator glandulae thyroideae is a fibromuscular band, if present is usually on the left side connecting the pyramidal lobe of thyroid gland and the hyoid bone. The presence of levator glandulae thyroideae and its anatomical variations gain importance, in the pathologies related to thyroid gland and their treatment modalities. Hence, this case has been presented here for such a clinical significance.