Ultrasound image of the thyroid gland in obese children


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Journal of Ultrasonography

Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

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Ultrasound image of the thyroid gland in obese children

Józef Szczyrski * / Wojciech Kosiak / Maria Korpal-Szczyrska / Małgorzata Myśliwiec

Keywords : sonography, children, obesity, thyroid gland

Citation Information : Journal of Ultrasonography. Volume 15, Issue 63, Pages 423-428, DOI: https://doi.org/10.15557/JoU.2015.0039

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 02-November-2015 / Accepted: 23-November-2015 / Published Online: 13-September-2016



Obesity as a disease of affl uence also affects younger children. Numerous observations suggest a link between excessive body weight and thyroid function disorders.
Subclinical hypothyroidism has been diagnosed increasingly frequently in patients with obesity. A growing number of papers also point to morphological changes of the thyroid
gland in the ultrasound examination in obese children. These reports mainly concern changes in echogenicity. The present paper discusses the most important aspects of
this topic on the basis of the literature as well as containing a brief analysis based on own experiences.

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