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A case series and review on pediatric thyroid nodules


Endocrinology & Metabolism International Journal
Anju Sukumaran,1 Valiparambil B Praveen Kumar2

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Abstract

Thyroid nodules have a higher risk of malignancy in children and hence need close monitoring. Primary care providers often obtain the initial thyroid work up. Once there patients are referred to specialists, primary providers are unsure about subsequent management and follow up. We present here three cases of thyroid nodules with different initial presentation, diagnosis and management. This article provides a good brief summary about thyroid nodule and reiterates the importance of long term follow up of these patients by primary care provider and endocrinologists.

Keywords

thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, pediatrics

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