60 mcIU/mL) and technetium scanning showed that the lingual thyroid was her only functioning thyroid tissue.
We continue to manage her thyroid suppression and monitor her lingual thyroid size twice a year.
Lingual thyroid in children: a rare clinical entity.
12) Malignant transformation of ectopic thyroid tissue is also observed in cases of lingual thyroid more in females at the ratio 3:1.
Lingual thyroid may manifest at any age more commonly around puberty probably due to increased demand for thyroid hormone causing increase in circulating TSH resulting in growth of ectopic thyroid tissue.
But in majority of cases in lingual thyroid is supplied by branches of lingual artery or facial artery which can be ligated or coagulated.
In addition to correcting the patient's underlying hypothyroidism and its associated morbidity, this treatment reduces any physiologic enlargement of the lingual thyroid tissue that might have occurred as a result.
Evaluation and management of the lingual thyroid gland.
Lingual thyroid is the term applied to a mass of ectopic thyroid tissue that is located in the base of the tongue at the midline.
On histopathology, we were surprised to learn that the specimen contained ulcerated squamous epithelium with underlying infiltrating thyroid papillary tumor cells within the lingual thyroid.
Lingual thyroid can cause foreign body sensation in tongue and dysphagia.
Lingual thyroid and hyperthyroidism: A new case and review of the literature.