Lingual thyroid


Sublingual swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male

A well defined homogeneously enhancing ectopic thyroid gland seen anterior and inferior to the hyoid bone, showing well defined non-enhancing hypoattenuating nodule. No thyroid tissue at the normal thyroid bed.

Case Discussion

An ectopic thyroid gland is one which is located in a location other than the normal position anterior to the laryngeal cartilages.

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Case information

rID: 53176
Published: 4th May 2017
Last edited: 4th Jul 2020
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