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Lingual Thyroid
MeSH HeadingLingual Thyroid
Tree NumberC16.131.894.500
Tree NumberC19.874.689.500
Scope NoteA condition characterized by the presence of rudimentary THYROID tissue at the base of the TONGUE. It is due to failed embryonic development and migration of thyroid tissue to its normal location. The lingual thyroid usually cannot maintain adequate hormone production thereby resulting in HYPOTHYROIDISM.
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SU TH UR US VE VI
Previous Indexing Thyroid Gland (1965-2004)
Previous Indexing Tongue (1965-2004)
History Note2005
Date of Entry20040707
Unique IDD046151


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities [C16]
   Congenital Abnormalities [C16.131]
      Thyroid Dysgenesis [C16.131.894]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeLingual Thyroid [C16.131.894.500]
Lingual Goiter [C16.131.894.500.500]

 
Endocrine System Diseases [C19]
   Thyroid Diseases [C19.874]
      Thyroid Dysgenesis [C19.874.689]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeLingual Thyroid [C19.874.689.500]
Lingual Goiter [C19.874.689.500.500]

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