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Lingual thyroid in a young infant presenting as airway obstruction: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3203989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of lingual thyroid causing airway obstruction in a 3-month-old infant is reported. Endoscopic examination for stridor disclosed an obstructing 4 X 3 cm base of tongue lesion. Nuclear isotope scanning confirmed this to be the only thyroid tissue present in this patient. A transoral excision using the CO2 laser was performed without complication. Only one other case of airway obstruction in the young infant secondary to lingual thyroid has been reported, that being the original case description in 1869. A review of the embryology and discussion of the suggested therapies is presented. The rationale for use of the CO2 laser for this lesion is discussed.
B R Maddern; J Werkhaven; T McBride
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1988 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-02     Completed Date:  1989-02-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  surgery
Choristoma / complications*,  surgery
Laser Therapy
Thyroid Gland*
Tongue Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery

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