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Lingual Thyrod: Case Report

RJ Sonigra, BA Ongulo

Abstract


A sixteen year old male presented with progressive dysphagia, dysphonia and haemoptysis over eight months. Radionuclide studies and computed tomographic scans confirmed an only functional thyroid gland at the base of tongue which was excised wholly via mandibular split transoral route and patient put on thyroxin replacement therapy.

East African Medical Journal Vol. 87 No. 7 July 2010



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