Serum thyrotropin concentration in children with isolated thyroid nodules.

  title={Serum thyrotropin concentration in children with isolated thyroid nodules.},
  author={Alessandro Mussa and Maria Carolina Salerno and G. Delgado Bona and Malgorzata Wasniewska and Maria Segni and Alessandra Cassio and Maria Cristina Vigone and Roberto Gastaldi and Lorenzo Iughetti and Arianna Santanera and Donatella Capalbo and Patrizia Matarazzo and Filippo De Luca and Giovanna Weber and Andrea Corrias},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={163 5},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration and nodule nature in pediatric patients with thyroid nodules, with the aim of identifying a marker able to differentiate benign and malignant nodules. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective analysis of serum TSH concentrations in a multicentric case series of 125 pediatric patients with benign and malignant thyroid nodules. RESULTS Of the 125 patients, 99 had benign thyroid nodules and 26… CONTINUE READING