Nodular Thyroid Disease in Children and Adolescents.

  title={Nodular Thyroid Disease in Children and Adolescents.},
  author={Brad Millman and Phillip K Pelutteri},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={116 6},
Thyroid nodules in children are extremely uncommon. Most thyroid nodules, both benign and malignant, present as asymptomatic neck masses. A thyroid nodule in a child is significant because of the risk of malignancy. A review of medical records at our institution demonstrated 71 patients 20 years of age and younger with surgically managed thyroid nodules, of which 45 were benign and 26 were malignant. Our diagnostic workup, including serum thyroid studies, radiologic evaluation, and fine-needle… CONTINUE READING