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BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222457
  • Reminder of important clinical lesson
  • CASE REPORT

Neck mass: an obstructive cause of respiratory distress with medical management

  1. Amit Shukla
  1. Department of Neonatology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Aakash Pandita, aakash.pandita{at}gmail.com
  • Accepted 22 November 2017
  • Published 2 December 2017

Summary

Congenital goitre is a known cause of hypothyroidism in newborn. Congenital goitre can be due to defective synthesis of thyroxine or administration of antithyroid drugs to the mother during pregnancy. In this case report, we report an instance of a preterm male infant with antenatally detected goitre presenting as a neck mass with congenital hypothyroidism. Hormonal replacement therapy was started immediately after birth which lead to resolution of the mass and normalisation of thyroid function.

Footnotes

  • Contributors VS wrote the initial manuscript. VS, AS, GG and AP were involved in the patient management. GG and AP did the final corrections. All authors approved the final manuscript before publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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