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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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SUAREZ GARCIA, Nuvia et al. Congenital Hypothyroidism and Intraluminal non-Fenestrated Diaphragm. Rare association. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.161-167. ISSN 1561-3194.

Congenital hypothyroidism affects 1 in 3000 to 4000 neonates and is one of the preventable causes of learning difficulties. The case is presented of a male newborn who developed, on his birth, respiratory distress syndrome and digestive intolerance, progressing to dysfunction with abdominal distension, together with dimorphic signs on medical examination. The case is concluded as congenital hypothyroidism associated with duodenal atresia due to intraluminal non-fenestrated diaphragm. Surgical intervention was made on the 46 hours of life and the patient presented complications on his further development, and finally deceased. An updated revision was made about these diseases in the neonatal period and pictures of the case were presented under parental permission.

Keywords : Congenital hypothyroidism [diagnosis]; Congenital hypothyroidism [genetics]; Intestinal atresia [genetics]; Intestinal atresia [diagnosis].

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