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Diagnosis of Complete Ectopic Lingual Thyroid with Tc-99m Pertechnetate Scintigraphy

AKTOLUN, CUMALI, M.D., M.Sc.*; DEMIR, HAKAN, M.D.*; BERK, FATMA, M.D.*; METIN KIR, K., M.D.

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The authors present four cases of ectopic lingual thyroid disease diagnosed by Tc-99m pertechnetate scanning, which is an efficient diagnostic tool that yields high-quality images in this clinical setting.

From the Departments of Nuclear Medicine, Kocaeli University Medical School, *Kocaeli, and †Ankara University Medical School,† Ankara, Turkey

Received for publication April 3, 2001.

Accepted August 7, 2001.

Reprint requests: Hakan Demir, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kocaeli University Medical School, Derince, Kocaeli, TR-41900, Turkey. E-mail: hdemir71@hotmail.com

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.