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Flashcards in Embryology Deck (10):
1

Normal remnant of thyroglossal duct?

Foramen cecum

2

Where does thyroid diverticulum arise from during embryological development?

Floor of primitive pharynx

3

What is the most common ectopic thyroid tissue site

Base of tongue

4

What is a complication of removing ectopic thyroid tissue?

Hypothyroid (if only thyroid tissue present)

5

Anterior midline neck mass that moves with swallowing or protrusion of tongue

Thyroglossal duct cyst

6

Lateral neck mass caused by persistent cervical sinus

Branchial cleft cyst

7

What embryological tissue are thyroid and parafollicular cells derived from?

Endoderm

8

What do parafollicular cells (C cells) produce?

Calcitonin

9

What embryological tissue is the adrenal cortex derived from?

Mesoderm

10

What embryological tissue is the adrenal medulla derived from?

Neural crest cells