Thyroid Nodules in Children

  • Geoffrey K. BlairEmail author
  • Daniel J. LedbetterEmail author


Nodular disease of the thyroid, as with other thyroid disorders, is much less common in children than in adults but it is a regular occurrence in regional centers that provide comprehensive care for children and adolescents. The major clinical concern of thyroid nodules in both children and adults is the risk of malignancy. Since the risk of a thyroid nodule being malignant seems to be higher in children than adults, children presenting with thyroid nodules deserve the same organized approach to their evaluation that adults receive. This chapter will present one approach to the evaluation and management of thyroid nodules in children.


Thyroid nodules Incidentalomas Thyroid mass Thyroid lesions Thyroid neoplasms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric SurgeryBritish Columbia’s Children’s HospitalVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Seattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA

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