Thyroid tumors in children

Isil Halac, Donald Zimmerman

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Thyroid disorders affect 3.7% of children in the United States between the ages of 11 and 18 years; the incidence of thyroid nodules is 0.46% to 1.5% (1,2). Postmortem studies and ultrasound evaluation of the thyroid gland demonstrate an incidence of thyroid nodules of up to 50% in adults (2). Ezzat et al. (3) demonstrated that 21% of asymptomatic adults had a palpable thyroid nodule on physical examination and that 67% had abnormal thyroid ultrasound findings. In another study of adults between the ages of 18 and 39 years, postmortem thyroid nodules were present in 13% (4). These studies suggest that the true incidence of thyroid nodules in children might be higher than the incidence found in clinical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Endocrinology, Fifth Edition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2 Growth, Adrenal, Sexual, Thyroid, Calcium, and Fluid Balance Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781420042726
ISBN (Print)9781420042702
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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