CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2009; 30(02): 84-86
DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.60054

Juvenile thyroid malignancy

Sandesh Parelkar
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Seth G.S.M.C. and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, India
Milind Joshi
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Seth G.S.M.C. and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Thyroid malignancy is an uncommon tumor of the pediatric population. Patients can present with asymptomatic thyroid nodule and it requires thorough work up to rule out the malignancy. Radiological and pathological procedures are a standard part of the management. A 10-year-old girl had asymptomatic thyroid nodule; the cytological examination and the frozen section and final histology of the nodule was different each time. The girl had to undergo total thyroidectomy on the basis of histology of the nodule which was well differentiated papillary carcinoma of thyroid and is under regular follow-up for last two years on thyroid supplementation.

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Article published online:
19 November 2021

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