Lingual thyroid

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Dysphagia

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female
CT

A slightly hyperdense mass (45 x 34 mm) is seen at midline supraglottic space which is indistinguishable from the posterior aspect of the tongue and shows vivid post contrast enhancement. The normal thyroid gland is not seen at the anatomical location.

No lymphadenopathy.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with an ectopic lingual thyroid

Thyroid scan had marked uptake at the location of mass in favor of lingual thyroid (Not shown here).

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Case information

rID: 20842
Published: 15th Dec 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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