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Lingual thyroid: a new surgical approach--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7798364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ectopic lingual thyroid is a rare developmental anomaly, presenting in the adult with obstructive symptoms during respiration, deglutition and speech. The main therapeutic issue after exact diagnosis is the restoration of thyroid function, and surgical intervention, when necessary, has to deal with problems related to the site and function of the ectopic gland. A case of a 25-year-old female with dyspnoea and dysphagia due to a 3 x 4 cm ectopic lingual thyroid, excised by an original peroral approach via a mandibular midline osteotomy, is reported. Our surgical technique is described and the diagnostic and therapeutic problems are reviewed.
E Vairaktaris; T Semergidis; P Christopoulou; N Papadogeorgakis; C Martis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1010-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-26     Completed Date:  1995-01-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-10     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, Dental Faculty, University of Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Choristoma / complications,  surgery*
Deglutition Disorders / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Mandible / surgery
Osteotomy / methods
Pharyngitis / etiology
Thyroid Gland* / embryology,  surgery
Tongue / surgery
Tongue Diseases / complications,  surgery*

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