Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 97:F482-F483 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-300773
  • Images in neonatal medicine

Visible thyroid ectopia

  1. Malcolm Donaldson1
  1. 1Department of Endocrinology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Malcolm Donaldson, Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow G3 8SJ, UK; malcolm.donaldson{at}
  1. Contributors PMY: first author involved in writing the report and gathering all relevant information. MA: radiographer who performed the ultrasound scan of the ectopic thyroid. JJ: involved in editing the report and giving his opinion. SM: radiologist who reported the ultrasound scan. MD: involved in editing and leading the team.

  • Received 30 August 2011
  • Accepted 31 October 2011
  • Published Online First 12 January 2012

A 29-day-old infant was referred by the newborn screening laboratory with mild but persistent capillary thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) elevation: 11 mU/l on day 5 of life and 19.5 mU/l on day 23. He was born in the 39th week by planned caesarean section weighing 3814 g and …

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