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Thyroid gland disorders

Gary Butler and Jeremy Kirk

in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232222
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726194 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199232222.003.0073

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Thyroid gland disorders

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The thyroid 250

Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) 254

Transient neonatal hypothyroidism 258

Neonatal hyperthyroidism 258

Acquired hypothyroidism 260

Hyperthyroidism 262

Thyroid cancer in childhood 266

Further reading 269

The thyroid gland develops from endoderm in the floor of the pharynx at 3–4 weeks gestation and travels caudally to leave the thyroglossal tract in the neck (which may persist as a thyroglossal cyst)....

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes ; Paediatrics

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