Cite this page: Thyroid cancer in children. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/thyroidthyroidcarcinomachildren.html. Accessed November 20th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Papillary (80%), follicular (10 - 20%), some cases historically may have been follicular variant of papillary carcinoma or Hürthle cell neoplasms (Am J Clin Pathol 2000;114:681), medullary (5%), anaplastic (rare)
- Usually more advanced disease than adults (cervical nodal metastases, distant metastases) but excellent prognosis (Hormones (Athens) 2007;6:200)
- 20 year survival is 92 - 100%