CASE REPORT

Two Cases of Graves’ Disease Presenting with Unilateral Involvement of the Thyroid Gland - Case Report
Two Cases of Graves’ Disease Presenting with Unilateral Involvement of the Thyroid Gland - Case Report
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ABSTRACT

Abstract
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid which is characterized by hyperthyroidism and frequently accompanying diffuse goiter. Thyroid scan reveals diffuse bilateral increased uptake of radioisotopes. Unilateral involvement of the thyroid gland on thyroid scan in patients with Graves’ disease is a rare entity. Here we present two cases of Graves’ disease who had unilateral involvement of the thyroid gland. Turk Jem 2007; 11: 64-6
Key words: Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, unilateral involvement, thyroid scan

Özet
Graves hastalığı hipertiroidi ve sıklıkla diffüz guatr ile seyreden bir otoimmün tiroid hastalığıdır. Tiroid sintigrafisinde genellikle bezde her iki lobda radyoizotopun diffüz artmış tutulumu görülür. Tiroid sintigrafisinde tek lobda tutulum nadir görülmektedir. Burada tiroid sintigrafisinde tek lobda tutulum saptanan iki Graves hastası sunuldu. Turk Jem 2007; 11: 64-6
Anahtar kelimeler: Graves hastalığı, hipertiroidi, tek lobda tutulum, tiroid sintigrafisi

ÖZET

Abstract
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid which is characterized by hyperthyroidism and frequently accompanying diffuse goiter. Thyroid scan reveals diffuse bilateral increased uptake of radioisotopes. Unilateral involvement of the thyroid gland on thyroid scan in patients with Graves’ disease is a rare entity. Here we present two cases of Graves’ disease who had unilateral involvement of the thyroid gland. Turk Jem 2007; 11: 64-6
Key words: Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, unilateral involvement, thyroid scan

Özet
Graves hastalığı hipertiroidi ve sıklıkla diffüz guatr ile seyreden bir otoimmün tiroid hastalığıdır. Tiroid sintigrafisinde genellikle bezde her iki lobda radyoizotopun diffüz artmış tutulumu görülür. Tiroid sintigrafisinde tek lobda tutulum nadir görülmektedir. Burada tiroid sintigrafisinde tek lobda tutulum saptanan iki Graves hastası sunuldu. Turk Jem 2007; 11: 64-6
Anahtar kelimeler: Graves hastalığı, hipertiroidi, tek lobda tutulum, tiroid sintigrafisi