85 (5) pp 255

Title: 
Hyperthyroidism in cats - Part I: anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and imaging
Author(s): 
V. VOLCKAERT, E. VANDERMEULEN, J.H. SAUNDERS, K. PEREMANS
Abstract: 

In the first part of this review article, thyroid anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology arereviewed to continue more specifically on hyperthyroidism, the most common thyroid disorderin cats. The diagnostic work-up of this disorder is discussed with emphasis on thyroid glandimaging. Scintigraphy is most commonly used and best suited to assess thyroid function, whichwill be discussed extensively in the second part of this review article. All other available imagingmodalities do not offer a functional assessment and are therefore of limited use in the diagnosisand evaluation of hyperthyroidism.

Full text: 
pp 255-264
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