Thyroid gland
Thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer in children




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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)
Epidemiology
Prognostic factors
  • 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%
Additional references
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