Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Bülent Çitgez1, Gürkan Yetkin1, Mehmet Uludağ1, İsmail Akgün1, Abdulcabbar Kartal2, Ferhat Ferhatoğlu2, Fevziye Kabukçuoğlu3, Adem Akçakaya1

1Department of General Surgery, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Okan University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Thyroid hemiagenesis is a rare entity in the literature. Developmental hemi-thyroid anomalies can result from either an abnormal descent or an agenesis of one lobe of the thyroid gland. This study aimed at presenting a thyroid hemiagenesis case incidentally diagnosed by neck ultrasonography (USG), who had complaints of pain and swelling in the neck. USG examination revealed lack of left thyroid lobe and multiple nodules in the right lobe. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) showed follicular neoplasia, and right subtotal thyroidectomy was performed. We report the rarity of the condition and emphasize the role of imaging techniques in preoperative diagnosis and subsequent management.

Keywords: Thyroid, hemiagenesis, surgery

Cite this article as: Çitgez B, Yetkin G, Uludağ M, Akgün İ, Kartal A, Ferhatoğlu F, Kabukçuoğlu F, Akçakaya A. Thyroid hemiagenesis: a case report. Turk J Surg 2019; 35 (4): 329-331.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - B.Ç., A.K.; Design - M.U.; Supervision - B.Ç., G.Y.; Resource - İ.A., F.F.; Materials - F.K.; Data Collection and/or Processing - B.Ç., M.U.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - A.A.; Literature Search - B.Ç.; Writing Manuscript - B.Ç.; Critical Reviews - M.U., A.K.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.