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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Conservative Management For Lingual Thyroid Ectopic.
Author: Sigua-Rodriguez, Eder Alberto
Rangel Goulart, Douglas
Asprino, Luciana
de Moraes Manzano, Afonso Celso
Abstract: Lingual thyroid gland is a rare clinical entity. The presence of an ectopic thyroid gland located at the base of the tongue may be presented with symptoms like dysphagia, dysphonia, and upper airway obstruction. We are introducing a case of an 8-year-old girl who had lingual thyroid that presented dysphagia and foreign body sensation in the throat. The diagnostic was reached with clinical examination, thyroid scintigraphy with Tc(99m) and ultrasound. A laryngoscopy was performed which confirmed a spherical mass at base of tongue. Investigation should include thyroid function tests. In this case we observed subclinical hypothyroidism. There are different types of surgical approaches for the treatment of this condition; however, the treatment with Levothyroxine Sodium allowed the stabilization of TSH levels and clinical improvement of symptoms in a follow-up of 2 years.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1155/2015/265207
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25785216
Date Issue: 2015
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