lingual thyroid


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lingual thyroid

A small nodule of ectopic thyroid tissue located on the dorsal tongue, posterior to the circumvallate papillae. It is caused by failure of developing thyroid tissue to migrate from the area of the foramen cecum to its normal location in the neck.
See also: thyroid
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lin·gual thy·roid

(linggwăl thīroyd)
Ectopic thyroid tissue found at base of tongue.
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We continue to manage her thyroid suppression and monitor her lingual thyroid size twice a year.
Lingual thyroid in children: a rare clinical entity.
Lingual thyroid is one of the commonest manifestations of ectopic thyroid tissue.
(12) Malignant transformation of ectopic thyroid tissue is also observed in cases of lingual thyroid more in females at the ratio 3:1.
Most patients with lingual thyroid are asymptomatic and are diagnosed incidentally following a radiologic investigation for another condition of the head and neck.
Lingual thyroid is the term applied to a mass of ectopic thyroid tissue that is located in the base of the tongue at the midline.
Lingual thyroid carcinoma: A case report and review of literature.
The differential diagnosis of a lingual mass includes dermoid cyst, lingual thyroid, cystic hygroma, ranula, abscess, and congenital retention cyst of the sublingual gland.