Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 6, Number 8, August 2015, pages 385-387

A Case of Thyroid Hemiagenesis Associated With Graves’ Disease and Follicular Neoplasm


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Ultrasound of the thyroid gland in the transverse plane. Large nodules are observed on the (A) right thyroid lobe and (B) isthmus. (C) Thyroid tissue on the left side is not visible.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. A radionuclide thyroid scan with 99mTc demonstrated left thyroid hemiagenesis, diffuse right lobe enlargement, a cold nodule on the isthmus, and a right-sided warm nodule.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Cytologic findings. (A) Hurthle cells exhibit enlarged, round, and central or eccentrically located nuclei with distinct nucleoli and abundant, finely granular, green or red cytoplasm (× 400, Papanicolaou stain). (B) The aspirate showed Hurthle cells arranged in loose clusters. Colloid was absent, and a lymphocytic background was focally identified (× 100, Papanicolaou stain).