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lingual thyroid our experience

Lingual thyroid is an uncommon congenital disorder of thyroid gland development, resulting in a lack of descend of the gland from foramen caecum to its normal prelaryngeal location. In this paper we discuss a series of cases of ectopic thyroid gland its incidence, clinical presentation, sex ratio, age group, endocrine status, radiological features and appropriate surgical approaches.

Author(s): Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, Karthikeyan Arjunan, Seethalakshmi Narashiman