Fetal goiter is a rare disorder, usually associated with maternal thyroid disease. Antenatal diagnosis of fetal goiter is crucial for the immediate postpartum management of these neonates. A case report is presented of an antenatally diagnosed fetal goiter induced by antithyroid medications. Color Doppler was used to demonstrate a high flow pattern that, unlike in the adult goiter, was associated with hypothyroidism in the neonate. A scan of fetal neck region is recommended in patients with current or previous history of thyroid disease, or if neck extension is noted on routine examination of fetal spine.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology