Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis Arising from Lingual Thyroid

  • Amirmohsen Jalaeefar
  • Maziar Motiee-LangroudiEmail author
  • Mohammad Shirkhoda
  • Amirsina Sharifi
Clinical Report


Although lingual thyroid is the most common site for ectopic thyroid gland but carcinomas originating from lingual thyroid are extremely rare, accounting only for 1% of all ectopic thyroids. Here we represent a young female with a bleeding mass at the base of her tongue and review the diagnostic approach towards papillary thyroid carcinoma of lingual thyroid. The surgical treatment and follow up are discussed. A combination of radiological studies and histological evaluation should be deployed to investigate suspicious lingual thyroids. The perspective of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for carcinomas of lingual thyroid is the same as orthotopic thyroid tissue.


Ectopic thyroid Lingual thyroid Lingual thyroid carcinoma Papillary thyroid carcinoma 


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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amirmohsen Jalaeefar
    • 1
  • Maziar Motiee-Langroudi
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mohammad Shirkhoda
    • 1
  • Amirsina Sharifi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Imam Khomeini HospitalTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Sina Trauma and Surgery Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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