Thyroid agenesis is a condition where the thyroid fails to develop, resulting in a primary hypothyroid state without a goiter. This subject presents an excellent opportunity for you to use your skills with such data bases as pubmed (www.pubmed.gov). This is just one of the research links you might use.
Here are six other resources to serve as a starting point for your
research. Good Luck!
(1) Williams Textbook of Endocrinology - Text/CD-ROM Package, 10th edition
ISBN 0721692680 • Hardback
Saunders • Published January 2003
By P. Reed Larsen, MD, FACP, FRCP, Professor of Medicine, Harvard
Medical School; Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and
Hypertension, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Henry M.
Kronenberg, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief,
Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Shlomo
Melmed, MD, Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Cedars Sinai
Medical Center; Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean, UCLA School
of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; and Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Adolphus
Busch Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor of Cell
Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St.
(2) Retnam VJ, Nayak UN, Vernekar KS, Bhandarkar SD. Hemi-agenesis of
thyroid. J Postgrad Med 1981;27:48-50
(3) Thyroid agenesis ... Thyroid Developmental (very nice radiographic
(4) http://web.tiscali.it/thyroidimaging/scan_agenesis2.htm (also an
(5) Thyroid Developmental Anomalies in First Degree Relatives of
Children with Congenital Hypothyroidism
J Léger, D Marinovic, C Garel, C Bonaïti-Pellié … - Journal of Clinical
Endocrinology & Metabolism - jcem.endojournals.org
(6) A novel loss-of-function mutation in TTF-2 is associated with
congenital hypothyroidism, thyroid agenesis and cleft palate
Mireille Castanet1, , Soo-Mi Park, , Aaron Smith, Michel Bost, Juliane
Léger1, Stanislas Lyonnet, Anna Pelet, Paul Czernichow1, Krishna
Chatterjee and Michel Polak, Human Molecular Genetics, 2002, Vol. 11,
No. 17 2051-2059, © 2002 Oxford University Press