2013
DOI: 10.2147/imcrj.s50219
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Abstract: BackgroundLingual thyroid represents 90% of ectopic thyroid tissue localizations. The first case was described by Hickman in 1869. An ectopic thyroid is often asymptomatic, but pathological or physiological conditions inducing hyperproduction of thyroid-stimulating hormone can lead an ectopic thyroid to become symptomatic. Treatment of the symptomatic ectopic thyroid can be medical, with hormone-suppressing therapy, or surgical.Case presentationA 17-year-old female presented to our outpatient clinic complainin…

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