Thyroid agenesis

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Thyroid agenesis

In 80 to 85% of cases, congenital hypothyroidism is associated with, and presumably is a consequence of, thyroid dysgenesis ({27:Macchia et al., 1998}). In these cases, the thyroid gland can be absent (agenesis), ectopically located, and/or severely reduced in size (hypoplasia). When thyroid hormone therapy is not initiated within the first 2 months of life, congenital hypothyroidism can cause severe neurologic, mental, and motor damage (cretinism).
 

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Unilateral renal agenesis in a family with medullary thyroid carcinoma.
 

Author(s): F Loré, G Di Cairano, F Talidis

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2000 Apr;342(16):1218-9.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A negative iodine balance is found in healthy neonates compared with neonates with thyroid agenesis.
 

Author(s): B Bakker, T Vulsma, J de Randamie, A M Achterhuis, B Wiedijk, H Oosting, C Glas, J J de Vijlder

Journal: J. Endocrinol.. 1999 Apr;161(1):115-20.

 

We studied the effects of the presence or absence of the thyroid gland on the iodine metabolism and excretion in term Dutch newborns by performing a retrospective study of the urinary iodine excretion in 193 term newborns with abnormal congenital hypothyroidism screening results. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hemi-agenesis of thyroid.
 

Author(s): V J Retnam, U N Nayak, K S Vernekar, S D Bhandarkar

Journal: J Postgrad Med. 1981 Jan;27(1):48-50.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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