Prevalence of thyroid hemiagenesis: ultrasound screening in normal children

  title={Prevalence of thyroid hemiagenesis: ultrasound screening in normal children},
  author={Wael Shabana and François M Delange and Maxime Freson and Michel Osteaux and Jean de Schepper},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
While performing a systematic ultrasound study of the thyroid gland volume for the evaluation of iodine deficiency in 2845 normal Belgian school children, we found an absence of the left lobe in 6 children (4 girls and 2 boys). There was no association with other thyroid malformations or dysfunction. Conclusion This first systematic ultrasound evaluation of thyroid hemiagenesis in normal children established a prevalence of thyroid hemiagenesis of 0.2% and confirmed the female predominance and… CONTINUE READING

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