Reviewer: Patricia DeVilliers, D.D.S., M.S. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 3 October 2012, last major update July 2012
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● Thyroid tissue at base of tongue, between the epiglottis and the foramen cecum
● Due to failure to descend to the neck
● More common in females and 70% with lingual thyroid lack a normal thyroid gland
End of Oral cavity > Congenital anomalies > Lingual thyroid
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