publication . Article . 2011

Graves’ Disease With Unilateral Involvement: A Rare Entity

Gülsüm Gönülalan; Mehtap Çakır;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: Turkish Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (issn: 1301-2193, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Turkiye Klinikleri
Abstract
Graves’ disease usually affects both lobes of the gland, thus, unilateral Graves’ hyperthyroidism has been reported very rarely. Here, we report a case of Graves’ disease presenting with unilateral involvement of the thyroid gland. Thyroid function tests revealed thyrotoxicosis and scintigraphy with technetium-99m showed increased diffuse unilateral radioisotope uptake in the right lobe with suppressed activity in the left lobe. The patient underwent oral antithyroid drug treatment. Graves’ disease may present with asymmetrical uptake on thyroid scan similar to asymmetrical Graves’ ophthalmopathy. Turk Jem 2011; 15: 128-9
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system diseasesendocrine systemeye diseases
free text keywords: Graves’ disease, goiter, unilateral involvement, thyroid scan, Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology, RC648-665
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