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B-ENT. 2006;2(3):121-2.

Ectopic lingual thyroid.

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  • 1ENT Department, Specialities Hospital, CHU Rabat-SalĂ©, Morocco. aidabenhammou@gmail.com

Abstract

Ectopic lingual thyroid is an uncommon embryological aberration characterised by the presence of thyroid tissue located in a site other than the normal, pretracheal region. The tongue is the most frequent ectopic location of the thyroid gland; the clinical incidence of lingual thyroid varies between 1:3000 and 1:10,000. We present a new case of lingual thyroid in a 10-year-old child who presented dysphagia. The radiological findings and the biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. As the mass was well tolerated, surgery was not indicated. At this time, there are no signs of complications or malignant transformation.

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