Lingual thyroid

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


30 year old female presented for neck ultrasound with vague pain. During ultrasonography the thyroid gland was not seen in the neck. CT neck performed subsequently.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female


Case Discussion

Contarst CT of the neck reveals - Lingual thyroid.

No thyroid tissue us seen in the neck.

Lingual thyroid is a distinct type of ectopic thyroid

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Case information

rID: 10914
Published: 30th Sep 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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