How are childhood thyroid nodules discovered: opportunities for improving early detection.


Journal Article

In a retrospective analysis of childhood thyroid nodules, 18% were radiographic incidentalomas and 41% were discovered by a clinician's palpation; 40% were discovered by patients' families. The latter group had the largest nodules and highest rates of thyroid cancer metastasis, suggesting opportunities for earlier detection through annual well-child visits.

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Cited Authors

  • Gupta, A; Ly, S; Castroneves, LA; Frates, MC; Benson, CB; Feldman, HA; Wassner, AJ; Smith, JR; Marqusee, E; Alexander, EK; Barletta, J; Muyide, F; Doubilet, PM; Peters, HE; Webb, S; Modi, BP; Paltiel, HJ; Martins, Y; Burmeister, K; Kozakewich, H; Hollowell, M; Cibas, ES; Moore, FD; Shamberger, RC; Larsen, PR; Huang, SA

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 164 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 658 - 660

PubMed ID

  • 24345455

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24345455

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.10.090


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States