Toxic thyroid adenoma

Toxic thyroid adenoma

Self-contained concentrations of thyroid tissue that may produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.
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About 5% of patients with thyrotoxicosis have toxic thyroid adenoma caused by excessive release of thyroid hormones.
Paschke R: Constitutively activating TSH receptor mutations as the cause of toxic thyroid adenoma, multinodular toxic goiter and autosomal dominant non autoimmune hyperthyroidism.