Cancer of the thyroid gland in infants and children

Michael A. Skinner

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Abstract

Carcinoma of the thyroid gland is unusual in children and represents only about 3% of pediatric malignancies. Surgical management is the principal method of treatment, but there is considerable controversy regarding exactly how much of the thyroid gland should be removed for adequate treatment. There also is controversy regarding the use of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in the evaluation of potentially neoplastic thyroid lesions. In this report, the pertinent literature is reviewed regarding these issues. Moreover, this report will discuss recent discoveries that have elucidated some of the molecular biological events responsible for the development of thyroid cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Volume10
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

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Thyroid Neoplasms
Thyroid Gland
Fine Needle Biopsy
Pediatrics
Carcinoma
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Cancer of the thyroid gland in infants and children. / Skinner, Michael A.

In: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2001, p. 119-126.

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Skinner, Michael A. / Cancer of the thyroid gland in infants and children. In: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2001 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 119-126.
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