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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial
versión impresa ISSN 1130-0558
ZUBILLAGA RODRIGUEZ, I.; SANCHEZ ANICETO, G.; GARCIA RECUERO, I. y MONTALVO MORENO, J.J.. Lingual thyroid: a new surgical approach. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2004, vol.26, n.5, pp.316-324. ISSN 1130-0558.
Lingual thyroid is an uncommon congenital disorder of thyroid gland development, resulting in a lack of descend of the gland from the foramen caecum to his normal prelaringeal location. In this paper we present a case of a postmenopausic patient presenting with a big size lingual thyroid deeply located in the base of the tongue, suffering increasing disphagia and respiratory impairment. For tumor resection, we chose a surgical approach combining a cervical submental incision, lingual pull- through and midline glossotomy. We discuss the different image studies recommended for proper diagnosis also reviewing the most common surgical techniques used for treatment, as compared with the approach we have described in this case.
Palabras clave : Lingual thyroid; Lingual pull-through; Glossotomy; Transcervical approaches.