Pediatric thyroid FNA biopsy: Outcomes and impact on management over 24 years at a tertiary care center.

@article{Amirazodi2016PediatricTF,
  title={Pediatric thyroid FNA biopsy: Outcomes and impact on management over 24 years at a tertiary care center.},
  author={Elmira Amirazodi and Evan J Propst and Catherine T-S Chung and Dimitri A. Parra and Jonathan D Wasserman},
  journal={Cancer cytopathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={124 11},
  pages={
          801-810
        }
}
BACKGROUND Thyroid malignancy is rare in young children, although the incidence increases sharply during adolescence. Nodular thyroid disease and thyroid cancer in children differ substantially from those in adults, because the rates of malignancy among children are roughly 5-fold higher, and local and distant metastases as well as recurrences are more common. Even with the recent introduction of pediatric guidelines, there remains a paucity of pediatric data on which to base clinical decision… CONTINUE READING
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