Hemi agenesis of Thyroid Gland in a Euthyroid Child having Positive Family History of Thyroid Disorder

Authors

  • Mohammad Simoon Salekin Thyroid division, National Institute of Nuclear Medicine & allied Sciences, BSMMU Campus, Shahbagh, Dhaka
  • Fatima Begum Thyroid division, National Institute of Nuclear Medicine & allied Sciences, BSMMU Campus, Shahbagh, Dhaka
  • Mohshi Um Mokaddema Thyroid division, National Institute of Nuclear Medicine & allied Sciences, BSMMU Campus, Shahbagh, Dhaka
  • Md Sunny Anam Chowdhury Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Bogra
  • Sadia Sultana Thyroid division, National Institute of Nuclear Medicine & allied Sciences, BSMMU Campus, Shahbagh, Dhaka
  • Nurun Nahar Thyroid division, National Institute of Nuclear Medicine & allied Sciences, BSMMU Campus, Shahbagh, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v17i1.22501

Keywords:

THA-Hemi agenesis of thyroid gland, Thyroid scan, Ultrasonography

Abstract

Thyroid Hemiagenesis (THA) is a rare form of thyroid developmental anomaly. This developmental defect may or may not coincide with hormonal dysfunction. The detection of anomaly is quite incidental and infrequently found during investigations assessing thyroid functions. A three years old boy presented with gradual swelling in front of neck during last 2 months. He had no history of delayed milestones. Ultrasound imaging and thyroid scan by 99m -Technetium- pertechnetate revealed hemi agenetic development of left lobe of thyroid gland. His biochemical assessment showed euthyroid state. He had positive family history with hypothyroid maternal grandmother and congenital hypothyroid maternal cousin. Ultrasonography and thyroid scan are useful tools for demonstrating this form of dysgenesis of thyroid gland. Follow up monitoring of thyroid function at regular interval in children with congenital anomaly of thyroid gland should be done to take timely measures, if required.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v17i1.22501

Bangladesh J. Nuclear Med. 17(1): 104-110, January 2014

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2015-03-10

How to Cite

Salekin, M. S., Begum, F., Mokaddema, M. U., Chowdhury, M. S. A., Sultana, S., & Nahar, N. (2015). Hemi agenesis of Thyroid Gland in a Euthyroid Child having Positive Family History of Thyroid Disorder. Bangladesh Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 17(1), 104–110. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjnm.v17i1.22501

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Case Reports