Morphometric features of the thyroid gland: a cadaveric study of Turkish people

Tanriover O., Comunoglu N., Eren B., Comunoglu C., Turkmen N., Bilgen S., ...More

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, vol.70, no.2, pp.103-108, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-108
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Although racial and ethnic variations in the morphology of anatomical structures are defined well, the size, shape, and weight of the thyroid gland have not previously been reported in Turkish people. This study provides data about the morphometric features of the thyroid gland, thyroid lobes, and pyramidal lobe, and highlights some anatomical variations in people from the Marmara region in Turkey.