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Cervical Ultrasound in Congenital Hypothyroidism

  • M. Hassan
  • C. Garel
  • J. Leger
  • P. Czenichov
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 161)

Abstract

As far as congenital hypothyroidism (C. H) is concerned, the usefulness of cervical ultrasound (C. U. S) has not been established yet, although some investigators had called attention to its potential benefits as far back as 1984. (1, 2)

Theoretically, the aims of C. U. S in CH may be threefold:
  1. 1

    To help to determine the precise anatomical diagnosis: athyrosis, ectopic thyroid, goitrous hypoplasia or transient hypothyroidism.

     
  2. 2

    To allow a safe follow up of patients under treatment.

     
  3. 3

    To offer an approach of the gross pathology in C. H.

     

Keywords

Normal Thyroid Hyoid Bone Congenital Hypothyroidism Serum Thyroglobulin Ectopic Thyroid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hassan
    • 1
  • C. Garel
    • 1
  • J. Leger
    • 2
  • P. Czenichov
    • 2
  1. 1.Dep. de Radio.ParisFrance
  2. 2.Unite d’Endocrino PediatriqueParisFrance

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