Increased risk of thyroid pathology in patients with thyroid hemiagenesis: results of a large cohort case-control study.

@article{Ruchala2010IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of thyroid pathology in patients with thyroid hemiagenesis: results of a large cohort case-control study.},
  author={Marek Ruchala and Ewelina Szczepanek and Witold Szaflarski and Jerzy A. Moczko and Agata Czarnywojtek and Leszek Pietz and Michał Nowicki and Marek Niedziela and Maciej Zabel and Josef Koehrle and Jerzy Sowiński},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={162 1},
  pages={153-60}
}
OBJECTIVE Thyroid hemiagenesis (THA) is an anomaly resulting from the developmental failure of one thyroid lobe. Etiopathogenesis, clinical significance, and management of patients in whom THA is diagnosed are still a matter of debate. The aim of the study is to provide the first systematic analysis of a large cohort of subjects with THA. DESIGN Forty patients with THA are described in comparison to a control group of 80 subjects with fully developed thyroid gland. METHODS Serum… CONTINUE READING

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