Tiroides lingual: reporte de dos casos

  • Francisco Levi Duque-Serna Universidad de Antioquia
  • Juan Luis Londoño-Blair Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl
  • Benjamín Orozco-Paredes Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl - Universidad de Antioquia
Keywords: Ectopic thyroid, Lingual thyroid, Scintigraphy


The thyroid gland has an important function in the body due to its hormonal action in tissue and ceJ/ulargrowth. ripen and normal function. The thyroid anlage must migrate down ward duringembryogenesis to allow lusion 01 the lateralprominences of the tongue and, if these lails, it's trapped in tongue base. Two cases are reported in cbild's aged fourand eleven whopresented with a visiblemass in theposterior view of the tongue, diagnosed as a lingual thyroid, confírmed with Thyroid gammagraphy.

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Duque-Serna F. L., Londoño-Blair J. L., & Orozco-Paredes B. (2009). Tiroides lingual: reporte de dos casos. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 11(2), 19-23. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/odont/article/view/2451