ISSN: 1301-2193 E-ISSN: 1308-9846
  • Turkish Journal of
    Endocrinology and Metabolism
CASE REPORT

Three Cases of Lingual Thyroid and Review of the Literature - Case Report
Three Cases of Lingual Thyroid and Review of the Literature - Case Report
Makale Dili: EN
ABSTRACT

Summary

Ecotopic thyroid is a rare clinical entity which has an incidence varying between 1/3000 to 1/10000. Lingual localization accounts for 90% of the ectopia of thyroid gland. Lingual thyroid was found in up to 10 % of autopsy cases. Therefore, it should always be kept in mind in patients with midline masses in the neck especially at the dorsum of their tonuge. In this manuscript, we present three cases of the lingual thyroid in the light of the published articles.
Keywords: Ectopia of thyroid gland, lingual thyroid

ÖZET

Summary

Ecotopic thyroid is a rare clinical entity which has an incidence varying between 1/3000 to 1/10000. Lingual localization accounts for 90% of the ectopia of thyroid gland. Lingual thyroid was found in up to 10 % of autopsy cases. Therefore, it should always be kept in mind in patients with midline masses in the neck especially at the dorsum of their tonuge. In this manuscript, we present three cases of the lingual thyroid in the light of the published articles.
Keywords: Ectopia of thyroid gland, lingual thyroid