Congenital retropharyngeal goiter in a newborn as a magnetic resonance imaging finding

Dalgic N., Ergenekon E., Bideci A., Erbas G., Koc E., Tali T., ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.43, no.4, pp.431-433, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2001.01403.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-433
  • Keywords: cervical mass, congenital goiter, newborn, NECK MASSES, CHILDREN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Differential diagnosis of cervical masses in newborns include thyroglossal cysts, cystic hygroma, branchial arch cysts. They rarely consist of thymic masses, teratomas and neuroblastoma.(1-5) Most often, the newborn presents with visible mass and breathing and swallowing, difficulties. Neonatal goiter is a rare cause of neck mass in which the diagnosis can be often made on clinical grounds and imaging modalities.(6) Diffuse goiter in the newborn may be caused by maternal Grave's disease, dyshormonogenesis, or goitrogenic drugs.' There has been a growing interest in the goitrogenic stimulus in pregnancy in relation to iodine deficiency and the effects on the newborn.(8)