Thyroid hemiagenesis with compensatory hypertrophy of the remaining lobe: A case report

Ambreen Abdullah Unar, Shabbir Akhtar, Shayan Khalid Ghaloo, Muhammad Ozair Awan, Saba Anjum

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Thyroid hemiagenesis is defined as a failure of one thyroid lobe development. This condition predominantly manifests as an incidental finding during radiological investigation. This paper repor ts the case o f a 53-year-ol d female, a known case of hypertension, who visited the ENT clinic at AKU, a ter tiary ca re centre in Karachi, Pak istan and was hospi talized from 12 th to 1 5th Septembe r 202 1. The patient presented with hemiagenesis of the right thyroid lobe with enlargement of the contralateral lobe resulting in airway compression. She was subjected to excision of the thyroid gland without any intra-operative or postoperative com plicati ons. There were n o complaints o f dyspnoea, stridor or hoarseness during the hospital stay. The patient was discharged and was found to be well on subsequent follow-ups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-989
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2024


  • Case Repor t
  • Thyroide ctomy
  • Unilateral Thyroid Age nesis


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