Reviewers: Patricia DeVilliers, D.D.S., M.S. , Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 June 2013, last major update May 2013
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- Thyroid tissue at base of tongue, between epiglottis and foramen cecum, due to failure to descend to neck
- Often asymptomatic, but may cause local symptoms such as dysphagia, dysphonia, upper airway obstruction
- Rare, incidence of 1:100,000
- More common in females
- 70% lack a normal thyroid gland
5 year old girl
32 year old woman
End of Oral cavity > Congenital anomalies > Lingual thyroid
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