Thyroid Autonomy

  • Luca GiovanellaEmail author


Hyperfunctioning thyroid adenomas are benign monoclonal tumors characterized by their capacity to grow and produce thyroid hormone autonomously independently from thyrotropin feedback.

This chapter provides a brief summary on thyroid autonomy, including some diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Furthermore typical diagnostic images of thyroid autonomy are discussed.


Autonomy Toxic nodule Toxic adenoma Hyperthyroidism Plummer Thyroid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Thyroid and PET/CT CenterOncology Institute of Southern SwitzerlandBellinzonaSwitzerland

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