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Musculoskeletal/Small parts » Thyroid, Parathyroid, Salivary Glands
Neonatal hyperthyroidism
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Presentation This is the ultrasound scan of the neck in an infant with a history of maternal hyperthyroidism.
 
 
 
Caption: High resolution scan of the neck
Description: Both lobes of the thyroid gland and the isthmus appear to be enlarged.
 
 
 
Caption: Color Doppler scan of left lobe of thyroid
Description: The left lobe of thyroid shows a marked increase in vascularity.
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal color Doppler scan of right lobe of thyroid
Description: The right lobe of the thyroid also shows a marked increase in vascularity.
 
 
 
Caption: Midline transverse color Doppler scan
Description: There is a marked increase in blood flow through the isthmus and both lobes of the thyroid gland.
 
Differential Diagnosis Neonatal hyperthyroidism compatible with hyperstimulation due to maternal hyperthyroidism
 
Final Diagnosis Neonatal hyperthyroidism compatible with hyperstimulation due to maternal hyperthyroidism
 
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