Cervical Ultrasound in Congenital Hypothyroidism
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)
To help to determine the precise anatomical diagnosis: athyrosis, ectopic thyroid, goitrous hypoplasia or transient hypothyroidism.
To allow a safe follow up of patients under treatment.
To offer an approach of the gross pathology in C. H.
KeywordsNormal Thyroid Hyoid Bone Congenital Hypothyroidism Serum Thyroglobulin Ectopic Thyroid
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