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Journal:   JUNDISHAPUR SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL JOURNAL   2011 , Volume 10 , Number 4 (73); Page(s) 463 To 468.
 
Paper: 

LINGUAL THYROID PRESENTING AS ACQUIRD HYPOTHYROIDISM IN THE ADULTHOOD

 
 
Author(s):  ABSHIRINI H.*, MASOUMI A., NAZARI N., MOHAMMADI H.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ENT, IMAM KHOMAINI HOSPITAL, AZADEGAN AVE, AHVAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

According to several reports the incidence of lingual thyroid in childhood are more than adults. This ectopic thyroid gland induced mild hypothyroidism with spectrum as normal or below normal.
Generally, most cases of congenital ectopic thyroid appears as Cretinism.
In this report we will introduce an adult with a lingual thyroid that induced adult hypothyroidism.

 
Keyword(s): ABERRANT THYROID GLAND, THYROID FUNCTION, CRETININSM
 
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