"Lingual Thyroid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A condition characterized by the presence of rudimentary THYROID tissue at the base of the TONGUE. It is due to failed embryonic development and migration of thyroid tissue to its normal location. The lingual thyroid usually cannot maintain adequate hormone production thereby resulting in HYPOTHYROIDISM.
- Lingual Thyroid
- Lingual Thyroids
- Thyroid, Lingual
- Thyroids, Lingual
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