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Growth on underside of tongue in 5 year old boy.

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Dr. Arnold Zedd

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 in Child Health
Question: Growth on underside of tongue in 5 year old boy.
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Answered by Dr. Arnold Zedd 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
what is a mass on underside of tongue of a child?

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ms. Ruppert, and welcome to Ask a Doctor. I have read your query and here is my advice.
Causes include:
-thyroglossal duct cyst
-ectopic thyroid gland
-ranula, which a translucent, bluish cyst

None of these is cancerous, but this mass ought to be evaluated by a pediatric ENT
specialist.
Should you have additional questions, I will be happy to help.
Arnold Zedd, MD, FAAP

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