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A Case Study of Congenital Hypothyroidism Caused by Ectopic Thyroid.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(8):803-807.
Published online August 31, 1983.
A Case Study of Congenital Hypothyroidism Caused by Ectopic Thyroid.
Eui Soo Park1, Sang Hee Cho1, Gwi Jong Choi1, Chong Moo Park1, Suk Shin Cho2
1Department of Pediatrics, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Nuclear Medicine School of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
이소성 설 갑상선에 의한 선천성 갑상선 기능저하증 1례
박의수1, 조상희1, 최규종1, 박종무1, 조석신2
1한양대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2한양대학교 의과대학 동위원소실
Congenital hypothyroidism can be caused by ectopic thyroid which classified as aberrant type and accesory type. The authors eyperienced a case, having congenital hypothyroidism caused by ectopic thyroid (lingual thyroid) which confirmed by abnormal physical findings, biochemical studies, radio- logical studies, radioisotope uptake test and thyroid scintigram, in 1 year and 7 months old age female patients with chief problems of growth retardation. A brief review of literature was made on this subject.
Key Words: Ectopic thyroid, Lingual thyroid, Congenital hypothyroidism.

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