Lingual ectopic papillary thyroid carcinoma: Two case reports and review of the literature

Nai si Huang, Wen jun Wei, Ning Qu, Yu long Wang, Yu Wang, Qing hai Ji

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Abstract

Ectopic thyroid occurs when it is not located on the normal thyroid compartment. While 90% of the ectopic thyroids were located at the base of the tongue, only 1% were lingual thyroid carcinoma (LTC). Only 56 LTC cases have been reported so far. Here we reported two cases of LTC. Patient 1 was a 47-year-old female with LTC and co-current sub-hyoid ectopic thyroid. She experienced major hematemesis and dyspnea requiring emergent tracheotomy. Patient 2 was a 61-year old female who was presented with LTC with multiple lymph node metastasis and bilateral lung metastasis. Both of the patients’ lingual masses were removed via trans-submaxillary excisions. Pathology revealed ectopic papillary thyroid carcinoma. Then they were treated with radio-active iodine (RAI). These patients had full recovery and there were no complications. A review of literature was also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalOral Oncology
Volume88
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

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Lingual Thyroid
Thyroid Dysgenesis
Thyroid Neoplasms
Tongue
Neoplasm Metastasis
Hematemesis
Tracheotomy
Radio
Iodine
Dyspnea
Thyroid Gland
Lymph Nodes
Papillary Thyroid cancer
Pathology
Lung

Keywords

  • Ectopic thyroid carcinoma
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lingual thyroid carcinoma
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Thyroid cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Lingual ectopic papillary thyroid carcinoma : Two case reports and review of the literature. / Huang, Nai si; Wei, Wen jun; Qu, Ning; Wang, Yu long; Wang, Yu; Ji, Qing hai.

In: Oral Oncology, Vol. 88, 01.2019, p. 186-189.

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Huang, Nai si ; Wei, Wen jun ; Qu, Ning ; Wang, Yu long ; Wang, Yu ; Ji, Qing hai. / Lingual ectopic papillary thyroid carcinoma : Two case reports and review of the literature. In: Oral Oncology. 2019 ; Vol. 88. pp. 186-189.
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