Solid Ectopic Cervical Thymus in Neonates With Thyroid Agenesis
AuthorMcLean, G; DeSilva, A; Bergman, P; Rodda, C; Brown, J; Jong, I; Nandurkar, D
Source TitleJOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE
PublisherAMER INST ULTRASOUND MEDICINE
University of Melbourne Author/sRodda, Christine
AffiliationNorth West Academic Centre
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsMcLean, G., DeSilva, A., Bergman, P., Rodda, C., Brown, J., Jong, I. & Nandurkar, D. (2012). Solid Ectopic Cervical Thymus in Neonates With Thyroid Agenesis. JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE, 31 (8), pp.1281-1283. https://doi.org/10.7863/jum.2012.31.8.1281.
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C3 - Journal Articles Unrefereed Letters or Notes
We report a series of ectopic thymus glands as detected by sonography in infants with thyroid agenesis. The patients were children who underwent nuclear medicine and sonography for congenital hypothyroidism. Of the 12 patients with a diagnosis of thyroid agenesis over a 5-year period, 4 (33%) were shown to have ectopic thymic tissue. Although a cervical ectopic thymus has been previously reported, there is very little discussion of it occurring in conjunction with thyroid agenesis. This case series highlights the importance of recognition of ectopic thymic tissue when examining for thyroid tissue in the setting of congenital hypothyroidism.
KeywordsEndocrinology; Radiology and Organ Imaging; Paediatrics; Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes)
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