Emergency Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 156–158 | Cite as

A case of upper airway obstruction in an infant due to congenital hypothyroidism

  • E. Wong
  • J. H. Miller


This report describes a newborn with congenital hypothyroidism who presented with thyroidomegaly and upper airway obstruction. Technetium scintigraphy and an esophagram were performed. A review of the disease process with emphasis of the imaging diagnosis is provided.

Key words Infant, respiratory system – Thyroid, hypothyroidism – Thyroid, radionuclide studies 


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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Wong
    • 1
  • J. H. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California, USAUS
  2. 2.The University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USAUS

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