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Thyroid ultrasonography in congenital isolated thyroid stimulating hormone deficiency.
  1. H Wakamoto,
  2. M Miyazaki,
  3. K Tatsumi,
  4. N Amino
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Yawatahama City General Hospital, Ehime, Japan.


    The effects of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) deficiency on thyroid development was examined using ultrasonography in a child with congenital isolated TSH deficiency. Ultrasound revealed the thyroid gland was one sixth normal volume, suggesting that TSH plays an important part in thyroid growth, but not a critical role in differentiation.

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