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    Old 05-05-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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    tube like growth on back of tongue

    My 2 yr old has a tube/stalk like growth that is approx 1 cm tall with an indent on the top of it at the very back of his tongue. It's extremely hard to see unless he has his tongue all the way out and his head tilted just the right way. Could someone tell me what it is? A polyp or cyst or something? I only noticed by accident one day and it could be the reason why he seems to choke on his own saliva during the day. Other than this, he is very healthy and active.

     
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    Old 06-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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    Re: tube like growth on back of tongue

    HI,

    I just noticed the exact same thing you described on my 3 year old daughters throat. Did you see an ENT doctor yet? My daughter has had difficulty sleeping for months and chronic runny noses since birth! I think it may be related. Please let me know any information you have. I am making an appointment tomorrow.

     
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    Re: tube like growth on back of tongue

    That's his epiglottis. Totally normal.

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    Old 06-18-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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    Re: tube like growth on back of tongue

    Yep.....The ENT said it's the epiglottis. No worries....you see it in little kids because their necks are so short.

     
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