Thyroid hemiagenesis: a rare case report

Authors:Somashekar Gejje, Amrita Hongal, Arjun Sampath Kumar, Somyaa Khuller
Int J Biol Med Res. 2014; 5(4): 4623-4624  |  PDF File

Abstract

Thyroid Hemiagenesis is a rare entity with only about a hundred cases reported worldwide so far. It is usually the left lobe that is absent in 80% of the cases. The thyroid lobe that is present is usually enlarged and could be afflicted with one of the most common thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism). Ultrasound, thyroid scan are useful investigations in diagnosis of this rare entity. Treatment options are usually based on the clinical profile of the patient.