Lingual thyroid: tongue-splitting incision for transoral excision.

  title={Lingual thyroid: tongue-splitting incision for transoral excision.},
  author={Bishara Shafic Atiyeh and Amid Abdelnour and Fady F. Haddad and Hameed Ahmad},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  volume={109 6},
Two patients presenting to the Central Military Hospital of Beirut with symptomatic lingual thyroid are reported. I131 thyroid scanning revealed the lingual thyroid to be the only functional thyroid tissue present in each patient. Subsequent CT scanning demonstrated the large size of these ectopic thyroids causing significant mechanical obstruction. These… CONTINUE READING