An unusual thyroid tumor in a child.

@article{Levey1976AnUT,
  title={An unusual thyroid tumor in a child.},
  author={Marjory Schwartz Levey},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1976},
  volume={86 12},
  pages={
          1864-8
        }
}
Malignant neoplasms of the thyroid gland are quite rare in children. Winship, in his classic article, could find only 562 cases in the literature. The histopathological patterns resemble those of the adult tumors. Despite early cervical metastasis, the prognosis in general is favorable, with many long-term survivals. Prior exposure to radiation of the head and neck is a definite pre-disposing factor. Teratomas of the neck are a medical curiosity--less than 100 cases are described in the… CONTINUE READING
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