Lingual thyroid

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

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
Modality: CT

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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
Case created: 30th Sep 2010
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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