High-resolution ultrasonography (US) is a valuable and accessible imaging tool to assess and characterize the thyroid gland in children. Pediatric thyroid nodules are infrequent. However, the incidence of thyroid carcinoma in children is near twice the adult population, where the risk of malignancy is up to 15%. Children also have an increased risk for recurrence (39%) as compared to adults, justifying further work and a more aggressive approach. Prompt recognition of the common and uncommon sonographic features of thyroid cancer in children will allow radiologist to identify this malignancy in early stages of the disease, expediting appropriate treatment improving the standard of patient care. The purpose of this exhibit is to 1. To illustrate the spectrum of sonographic findings of thyroid cancer in a pediatric population. 2. To describe the typical sonographic characteristics of malignant thyroid nodules in children. 3. To identify the uncommon features of pediatric thyroid cancer. 4. To describe an appropriate approach to deal with uncertain diagnosis.
IPR 2016 Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition
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