[Papillary-follicular Carcinoma Arising in a Lingual Thyroid]

Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2006 Sep;123(4):199-202. doi: 10.1016/s0003-438x(06)76666-x.
[Article in French]

Abstract

Objectives: The management of diagnosis, treatment and outcome of malignant neoplasm arising in a lingual thyroid.

Material and methods: We report a case of papillary-follicular carcinoma arising in a lingual thyroid.

Results: Lingual carcinoma causes dysphagia and pain due to oropharyngeal obstruction. Surgical pharyngotomy with a trans-hyoid approach provides good access to the lesions. Therefore, the eutopic thyroid was present, in pretracheal position, without neoplastic proliferation.

Conclusions: Carcinoma arising in lingual thyroid is an extreme rare entity. Its diagnosis is histologic. Its treatment is surgical associated with radio-iodine therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Carcinoma, Papillary, Follicular* / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Papillary, Follicular* / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Papillary, Follicular* / surgery
  • Child
  • Choristoma* / complications
  • Deglutition Disorders / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Thyroid Gland* / pathology
  • Thyroid Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Thyroid Neoplasms* / epidemiology
  • Thyroid Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Time Factors
  • Tongue / pathology
  • Tongue Diseases / complications*
  • Tongue Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Tongue Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Tongue Neoplasms* / surgery