Thyroid hemiagenesis: a case report

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Citgez B., Yetkin G., Uludag M., Akgun I., Kartal A., Ferhatoglu F., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.35, no.4, pp.329-331, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/turkjsurg.3228
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-331
  • Keywords: Thyroid, hemiagenesis, surgery, MULTINODULAR GOITER
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Thyroid hemiagenesis is a rare entity in the literature. Developmental hemi-thyroid anomalies can result from either an abnormal descent or an agenesis of one lobe of the thyroid gland. This study aimed at presenting a thyroid hemiagenesis case incidentally diagnosed by neck ultrasonography (USG), who had complaints of pain and swelling in the neck. USG examination revealed lack of left thyroid lobe and multiple nodules in the right lobe. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) showed follicular neoplasia, and right subtotal thyroidectomy was performed. We report the rarity of the condition and emphasize the role of imaging techniques in preoperative diagnosis and subsequent management.