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Hypertrabecular aspect of left ventricular myocardium: a possible complication of congenital hypothyroidism in a preterm infant.
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PMID:  20121390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of hypertrabeculated left ventricular myocardium associated with congenital hypothyroidism in a preterm infant. The myocardical anomalies and long QT interval, absent at birth, appeared simultaneously to abnormal thyroid hormones and progressively improved until complete recovery during Levo-Thyroxine treatment. We speculate that thyroid dysfunction could be the potential cause of transient hypertrabecular aspect of the left ventricle.
Francesca Paola Fusco; Paola Sindico; Maria Pia De Carolis; Simonetta Costa; Francesco Cota; Gabriella De Rosa; Costantino Romagnoli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  732-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Paediatrics, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Hypothyroidism / complications*,  ultrasonography
Heart Defects, Congenital / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Myocardium / pathology

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