Revista Colombiana de Cirugía
Print version ISSN 2011-7582
BETANCOURT, Aiken Felipe; BONNET, Igor Iván; BENEDETTI-PADRON, Inés and SAENZ, José Carlos. Lingual thyroid. Subject review. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.3, pp. 231-236. ISSN 2011-7582.
Lingual thyroid is an unusual entity corresponding to an embryological disorder included in the group of variants of ectopic thyroid tissue. Diagnosis is based strongly on imaging as confirmatory methodology. Given the infrequent occurrence of lingual thyroid, we report an asymptomatic case in which confirmatory diagnosis was made by radionucleotide thyroid scan.
Keywords : thyroid gland; lingual thyroid; embryology; diagnostic techniques; radioisotope.