Thyroid cancer in children
Reviewer: Shahidul Islam, M.D., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 3 April 2013, last major update March 2009
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- 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%
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