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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Acute abdomen and hypothyroidism
  1. Anil Bhansali,
  2. G Shanmugasundar,
  3. Rama Walia,
  4. R Santosh,
  5. Pinaki Dutta
  1. Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical and Educational Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India
  1. Anil Bhansali, anilbhansali_endocrine{at}


Acute abdomen with multicystic ovaries as a presenting manifestation of juvenile primary hypothyroidism is rare. Appropriate diagnosis and levothyroxine treatment is rewarding and avoids inadvertent surgery. We present three such cases.

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