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A UK reported case of Graves’ disease with thyroid hemiagenesis
  1. Jack Faulkner,
  2. Kiran Varadharajan and
  3. Natasha Choudhury
  1. Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Redhill, UK
  1. Correspondence to Jack Faulkner, jack.faulkner{at}


We present a rare case of a 31-year-old patient with Graves’ disease with agenesis of the left thyroid lobe. The patient was managed with a right hemithyroidectomy and isthmusectomy as definitively treatment of Graves’ disease. The patient had an uneventful postoperative outcome and the histology was benign and consistent with Graves’ disease. This is a rare case in the literature of Graves’ disease with unilateral thyroid agenesis, and to our knowledge is the first reported case from the UK.

  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • thyroid disease
  • hyperthyroidism
  • otolaryngology/ENT
  • thyrotoxicosis

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  • Contributors All authors contributed according to the planning and writing of this case report. NC oversaw the project with JF writing the report itself with editorial advice and contribution from KV and NC and provided final approval of the version to be published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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