Case Report

Ectopic lingual thyroid: The role of imaging

J. Kew, A. Ahuja, P. Scott
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 1, No 4 | a1596 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v1i4.1596 | © 2018 J. Kew, A. Ahuja, P. Scott | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 August 2018 | Published: 30 November 1996

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J. Kew, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
A. Ahuja, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, South Africa
P. Scott, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong

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Abstract

Ectopic thyroid tissue may be found throughout the migration course of the thyroid gland. Thyroid ectopy may be partial or total. The most common location of ectopic thyroid tissue is in the tongue base (lingual thyroid). We discuss the computed tomography (CT) and radioisotope findings of a patient with ectopic lingual thyroid.

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