J Cont Med A Dent. 2014 Jan-Apr; 2(1): 51-53.


Early Ossification of Thyroid Cartilage

Golghate TD 1,Tambe SV1,Meshram MM2,Kasote AP3,Rahule AS3,Thakre BP1

Assistant Professor1, Professor & Head2, Associate Professor3
Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nagpur, MS, India.


Generally ossification of thyroid cartilage begins after 2nd decade and completed by the end of 6th decade of life. In this case report, early ossification of thyroid cartilage was observed during routine skeleton examination of medico-legal case. The bones were of human male of about 25 to 30 year of age. The thyroid cartilage was fully ossified. This early complete ossification of the thyroid cartilage signifies either malignancy or metabolic disorders. So, the knowledge of this anatomic variation would be helpful for early detection of different pathological conditions.
Key words: Malignancy, Metabolic disorders, Ossification, Skeleton, Thyroid cartilage.
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