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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 27(3); 1984 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1984;27(3): 308-11.
A Case of Lingual Thyroid
Byung Joo Kim, MD, Joon Bae Chun, MD, Eun Joo Jung, MD, Sang Wook Han, MD, and Kyu Sik Cynn, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Kang Nam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym College, Korea
舌甲狀腺의 1例
김병주 · 전준배 · 정은주 · 한상욱 · 신규식
한림대학교 의과대학 강남성심병원 이비인후과학교실

Lingual thyroid is an unusual lesion that must be considered in any patient who has a mass in the base of the tongue. It usually results from failure of descent from the foramen of cecum of the primitive thyroid cartilage in the embryo. The incidence is much higher in female and seventy percent or more of the cases have no other functioning thyroid. It should be always confirmed by radioactive scanning on the neck and tongue area. The treatment varies depending upon the problem that arise. Recently the authors experienced a case of lingual thyroid in a eight year-old girl who was admitted because of dysphagia and dysphonia. Here we present this case with review of the literatures.

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