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Bilobed tongue base associated with multiple branchial anomalies
  1. Sevasti Konstantinidou1,
  2. Michelle Wyatt1,
  3. Colin Butler1,2 and
  4. Claire Frauenfelder1,3
  1. 1Paediatric Otolaryngology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  2. 2University College London, Institute of Child Health, Londond, UK
  3. 3Medical School, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sevasti Konstantinidou; sevastgk{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

A bilobed tongue base was identified in an infant with multiple other head, neck and cardiac congenital anomalies. This anatomical variation of the posterior tongue is rare, with only two other cases identified in the literature. We report a case of a 5-month-old boy with a bilobed posterior tongue incidentally identified during workup for cardiac surgery.

  • ear
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • paediatrics
  • head and neck surgery

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  • Contributors I can confirm that SK has contributed significantly in this manuscript, by collecting data, writing and editing the manuscript. She has approved the latest version of the manuscript. I can confirm that CF has contributed significantly in this manuscript, by being involved in patient’s care, collecting data, writing and editing the manuscript. She has approved the latest version of the manuscript. I can confirm that MW has contributed significantly in this manuscript, by being involved in patient’s care, writing and editing the manuscript. She has approved the latest version of the manuscript. I can confirm that CB has contributed significantly in this manuscript, by being involved in patient’s care, writing and editing the manuscript. He has approved the latest version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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