Morphology and Histogenesis of Human Fetal and adult Thyroid Gland
Author(s): P Vahini*
In human beings thyroid gland is one of the most important endocrine gland. It is differentiated at early embryonic life and has important role in human development. Thyroid gland regulates metabolic rate, psychological development and somatic development. The ability of the human fetal thyroid gland to concentrate iodide and to synthesize thyroid hormones thus seems to be linked to the organization of follicles. Anomalies of thyroid gland like agenesis of are thymus can be diagnosed via CT, MRI and the results provides the ultrasound importance for the radiologists to prevent both maternal and fetal complications to avoid further invasive procedures.