Ultrasound and the Evaluation of Pediatric Thyroid Malignancy

Current Recommendations for Diagnosis and Follow-up

Sarah Ogle, Alexa Merz, Ralitza Parina, Mahmoud Alsayed, Kresimira Milas

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Abstract

Ultrasound (US) plays a critical role in the evaluation, treatment, screening, and surveillance of thyroid malignancy in pediatric patients. This review aims to summarize recent advances in this topic. Improvements in imaging technology have amplified the advantage of US and US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy for thyroid nodule evaluation, cancer diagnosis, and surgical planning. Ultrasound has a definitive screening role for early cancer detection in high-risk patients, including those with a history of radiation exposure from childhood treatments, environmental radiation disasters, or hereditary/familial cancer syndromes. Finally, US is a key component of lifelong surveillance for recurrence among pediatric thyroid cancer survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2311-2324
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Thyroid Gland
Hereditary Neoplastic Syndromes
Pediatrics
Thyroid Nodule
Disasters
Fine Needle Biopsy
Early Detection of Cancer
Thyroid Neoplasms
Survivors
Neoplasms
Radiation
Technology
Recurrence
Therapeutics
Radiation Exposure

Keywords

  • American Thyroid Association guidelines
  • head and neck
  • lymph node surveillance
  • pediatrics
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid/parathyroid
  • thyroidectomy
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ultrasound and the Evaluation of Pediatric Thyroid Malignancy : Current Recommendations for Diagnosis and Follow-up. / Ogle, Sarah; Merz, Alexa; Parina, Ralitza; Alsayed, Mahmoud; Milas, Kresimira.

In: Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 10, 01.10.2018, p. 2311-2324.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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