A CASE OF LINGUAL THYROID WITH SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM IN A 7 YEAR OLD CHILD
Dr. Narender Kumar, Dr. Amar Singh*, Madhu Rana and Dr. Nitesh Kumar
Lingual thyroid is a very rare pathological finding and is usually incidentally discovered. It occurs when a defect in embryogenesis gives rise to ectopic thyroid as tongue base mass. Majority of the patients are asymptomatic. We present a 7 year old female child with lingual thyroid which was incidentally discovered by her mother. The patient denied any symptoms of hypothyroidism but subsequent investigations revealed subclinical hypothyroidism and was started on levothyroxine suppression therapy.
Keywords: Lingual thyroid, thyroglossal cyst, Levothyroxine suppression therapy.
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