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Incidental Lingual Thyroid: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Veerasigamani Narendrakumar, Geethalakshmi Sampathkumar

Citation Information : Narendrakumar V, Sampathkumar G. Incidental Lingual Thyroid: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2020; 12 (2):25-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1349

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


The presence of the thyroid gland outside its compartment is defined as ectopic thyroid. It is an abnormal embryological development. When present in the base of the tongue, it is lingual thyroid. We report this case of incidental lingual thyroid during routine clinical examination and highlight the importance of endoscopic examination in otorhinolaryngology.

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