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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3975924, 5 pages
Case Report

Thyroglossal Duct Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and Synchronous Lingual Thyroid Atypia

1Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA
2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA

Received 31 December 2015; Revised 9 March 2016; Accepted 14 March 2016

Academic Editor: Kyung Tae

Copyright © 2016 Timothy Yoo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Thyroglossal duct and lingual thyroid ectopic lesions are exceedingly rare synchronous findings. Papillary thyroid carcinoma of these ectopic thyroid sites is well understood but still a rare finding. This case points to some management nuances in regard to ectopic thyroid screening with imaging and also shows the effectiveness of minimally invasive transoral robotic surgery for lingual thyroid.