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Volume 20, Number 1, March 2008

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst on the Inferior Surface of the Tongue in an Elderly Woman


Sawako Takeuchi,1 Takashi Ogawa,1 Muneharu Iwamoto,2 Hiroshige Chiba2
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hachioji Medical Center of Tokyo Medical University, and 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract
Thyroglossal duct cysts are congenital and usually occur at or below the hyoid bone. When a thyroglossal duct cyst occurs on the tongue, it is usually found at an early age. This report is of a rare case of asymptomatic lingual thyroglossal duct cyst in an elderly woman.

Key words: Aged, Thyroglossal cyst, Tongue

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;20:34-36.

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