Cold thyroid nodules in childhood: is surgery always necessary?

  title={Cold thyroid nodules in childhood: is surgery always necessary?},
  author={G. J. A. van Vliet and Daniel Glinoer and Jean Verelst and Marianne Spehl and Cl. Gompel and François M Delange},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
In children who present with a cold thyroid nodule the current recommendation is that surgery immediately be performed in view of the high probability of thyroid cancer. Because the incidence of thyroid cancer in children may be decreasing and because extensive experience has been gained in adults with thyroid echography and fine-needle aspiration cytology, we evaluated three consecutive children with cold thyroid nodules by means of these non-surgical techniques. The diagnoses were: thyroid… CONTINUE READING