Lingual thyroid

What is Lingual thyroid?

Thyroid agenesis (or thyroid dysgenesis) is a cause of congenital hypothyroidism where the thyroid is missing, ectopic, or severely underdeveloped.

It should not be confused with iodine deficiency, or with other forms of congenital hypothyroidism where the thyroid is present but not functioning correctly.

Congenital hypothyroidism caused by thyroid dysgenesis can be associated with PAX8.

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I have a cousin in her late 40th years old. She is having a thyroid inside of her throat. What do you think the CAUSE of a person having a thyroid...

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Lingual Thyroid

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Noted your concern.
Your cousin has a Lingual Thyroid. I will try to explain in it in...

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Hello. I've had large bumps towards the back of my tongue for at least 4 years . I had my first physical in at least 10 years this week and the...

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lingual thyroid or hypertrophied lingual tonsils.

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Thanks for posting the query. I do understand your concern;...

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Hello. I've had large bumps towards the back of my tongue for at least 4 years . I had my first physical in at least 10 years this week and the...

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I have a cousin in her late 40th years old. She is having a thyroid inside of her throat. What do you think the CAUSE of a person having a thyroid...

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My 13 month old grandson has had tongue protrusion since he was around 5 or 6 months old. My daughter has asked about this at his nursery & they...

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My son who is just 5 years old is suffering from recurrent thyroglossal cyst. He has already undergone two operations of his cyst one at Bokaro and...

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