Pedicled cervical transposition of lingual thyroid: a novel surgical technique


  • Ramakrishnan Narayanaswamy Department of ENT, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune-411040, Maharashtra, India



Lingual thyroid, Pedicled cervical transposition


Lingual Thyroid is a rare developmental anomaly. It is the most common benign mass found at the junction of the anterior two third and the posterior one third of the tongue. It requires to be excised if it becomes symptomatic by becoming a goiter. It is usually treated medically by thyroxin suppression therapy. However, in cases where the response to medical treatment is poor, it can be excised or transposed. We present a case report of a 28-year-old female with Lingual thyroid who underwent a novel surgical cervical transposition procedure with good result.


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