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Lingual thyroid

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Neck

Absent normal configuration of the thyroid gland at the base of the neck.

Nuclear medicine

Tc-99m pertechnetate

Rounded uptake of the radioactive material at the level fo the base of the tongue, consistent with lingual thyroid.

Absent thyroid uptake at the base of the neck.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with lingual thyroid.

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Case information

rID: 9321
Published: 4th Apr 2010
Last edited: 15th Dec 2019
System: Head & Neck
Tag: thyroid
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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