Current understanding and treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer in children-a review

Steven G. Waguespack, Gary L. Francis

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Abstract

Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) often presents in children with regional lymph node metastasis accompanied by a high risk for recurrence. However, children rarely die from DTC, even those who present with distant metastatic disease. The most common presentation for DTC in children is a thyroid nodule, approximately one quarter of which are malignant. In this manuscript, we review the differential diagnosis, approach, and treatment for DTC in children with a special emphasis on future perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-91
Number of pages8
JournalUS Endocrinology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Childhood
  • Follicular
  • Papillary
  • Pediatric
  • Thyroid carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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