Thyroid nodules and cancers in children

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2005 Sep;34(3):725-44, x. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2005.04.007.


Thyroid nodules are clinically evident in approximately 1% of children and about 30% of these are malignant. In addition to requiring appropriate surgery, thyroid hormone replacement in and follow-up monitoring of patients who are members of families with tumor syndromes must be studied for other components of these syndromes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Thyroid Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Thyroid Neoplasms* / genetics
  • Thyroid Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Thyroid Nodule* / diagnosis
  • Thyroid Nodule* / genetics
  • Thyroid Nodule* / therapy