Thyroid hemiagenesis

Sari O., Ciftci I., Toru M., Erbas B.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.25, no.10, pp.766-768, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00003072-200010000-00002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.766-768
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Thyroid hemiagenesis is a rare congenital anomaly in which one thyroid lobe fails to develop. Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy and ultrasonography can be used to visualize this anomaly, The authors evaluated four cases with Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy and ultrasonography and confirmed thyroid hemiagenesis. In one case, a Tc-99m MIBI scan excluded the suppression of the contralateral thyroid lobe. Tc-99m MIBI can be used to confirm the diagnosis of thyroid hemiagenesis.