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Vol 78, No 1 (2019)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2018-07-03
Submitted: 2018-05-13
Accepted: 2018-06-18
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From thyroid cartilage to thyroid gland

K. Laios, E. Lagiou, V. Konofaou, M. Piagkou, M. Karamanou
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2018.0059
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Pubmed: 30009365
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Folia Morphol 2019;78(1):171-173.

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Vol 78, No 1 (2019)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2018-07-03
Submitted: 2018-05-13
Accepted: 2018-06-18

Abstract

The ancient Greek physicians skipped the description of thyroid gland probablydue to their difficultly to understand the anatomy and the existence of this organ.Although the ancient physicians had described the disease bronchocele (Greek:Βρογχοκήλη), this disease did not correspond exactly to goitre. The first officialdescription of this gland was made by Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564). Thomas Wharton (1614–1673) in his work Adenographia was the one who coined the term ‘Glandulae thyreoidea‘.  

Abstract

The ancient Greek physicians skipped the description of thyroid gland probablydue to their difficultly to understand the anatomy and the existence of this organ.Although the ancient physicians had described the disease bronchocele (Greek:Βρογχοκήλη), this disease did not correspond exactly to goitre. The first officialdescription of this gland was made by Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564). Thomas Wharton (1614–1673) in his work Adenographia was the one who coined the term ‘Glandulae thyreoidea‘.  

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Keywords

botium; thyroid foramen; Galen; Thomas Wharton

About this article
Title

From thyroid cartilage to thyroid gland

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 78, No 1 (2019)

Pages

171-173

Published online

2018-07-03

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2018.0059

Pubmed

30009365

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2019;78(1):171-173.

Keywords

botium
thyroid foramen
Galen
Thomas Wharton

Authors

K. Laios
E. Lagiou
V. Konofaou
M. Piagkou
M. Karamanou

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