Thyroid hemiagenesis: a report of three cases and review of the literature


Buyukdereli G. , Guney I. , Kibar M. , Kınacı C.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.19, no.2, pp.147-150, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03027394
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-150

Abstract

Thyroid hemiagenesis resulting from the failure of embryologic development of one thyroidal lobe is a very rare anomaly. It is usually incidentally discovered during the investigation of accompanying thyroid disorders. Here we report three cases with right lobe agenesis in two patients and left lobe agenesis in one patient. Two of them were hyperthyroid, while the other euthyroid patient had a thyroid mass.