Pediatric thyroid nodules and malignancy

Kris R. Jatana, Donald Zimmerman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Proper management of pediatric thyroid nodules is crucial to achieving good outcomes. It is important to obtain a thorough history, including prior radiation exposure and family history of thyroid cancer and any symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. A complete physical examination with special attention to the thyroid gland and any cervical lymphadenopathy is important. Nodules between 5 and 10mm with risk factors (clinical or sonographic) and all nodules greater than 10mm should undergo a fine-needle aspiration biopsy. A comprehensive center of pediatric specialists is the best environment for treatment of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Neck mass
  • Pediatric thyroid
  • Pediatric thyroidectomy
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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