KBB-Forum 2004 , Cilt 3, Sayı 4


Gökhan ERPEK, MD; Kubilay K. METİN, MD; Mahmut YILDIZ, MD; Onur ODABAŞI,MD
Department of ENT, University of Adnan Menderes, Aydın, Turkey Lingual thyroid is an uncommon embryological aberration characterized by the presence of thyroid tissue located in a site different from the pretracheal region as in normal. Lingual thyroid is the most frequent ectopic location of the thyroid gland, although its clinical incidence varies between 1:3000 and 1:10000. We present a case of a 19-year-old female who presented with severe dysphagia caused by a mass located on the base of the tongue in midline and underwent surgery by using the transhyoid approach. Keywords : Ectopic thyroid, Lingual thyroid, Dysphagia