is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT
To view the entire topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription.
APSA Pediatric Surgery Library combines Pediatric Surgery Not a Textbook (NaT) with APSA ExPERT, a powerful platform for earning MOC CME credits -- all powered by Unbound Medicine. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
There are two primary reasons why pediatric surgeons need to be knowledgeable in the management of thyroid diseases. First, pediatricians and family physicians often refer patients whose primary problem is in the thyroid gland directly to a pediatric surgeon even when the true nature of the problem is unsuspected. Common among this group are patients with a mass in the neck either in the gland itself or in a regional lymph node. These masses are often thought to be due to some other etiology such as an infection or lymphoma. It is not uncommon for a surgeon to biopsy an enlarged jugular node that turns out to contain metastatic papillary thyroid cancer.
Second, pediatric surgeons need to be familiar with the known thyroid diseases that are best treated by surgery. This group includes patients with benign and malignant suspected thyroid neoplasms, hyperfunctioning nodules, Graves’ disease, large goiters and regional nodal metastases from a primary in the thyroid.
see also Hypothyroidism, Inflammatory Diseases of the Thyroid, Hyperthyroidism: Graves Disease, Malignant Thyroid Tumors and Thyroidectomy
Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Thyroid Nodules overviewEndocrine Diseases overview
-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription --
Last updated: August 3, 2018
Waldhausen, John, et al., editors. "Thyroid Disease." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829132/all/Thyroid_Disease.
Thyroid Disease. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829132/all/Thyroid_Disease. Accessed March 18, 2019.
Thyroid Disease. (2018). In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829132/all/Thyroid_Disease
Thyroid Disease [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 March 18]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829132/all/Thyroid_Disease.
TY - ELEC
T1 - Thyroid Disease
ID - 829132
ED - Waldhausen,John,
ED - Powell,David,
ED - Hirschl,Ron,
Y1 - 2018/08/03/
BT - Pediatric Surgery NaT
UR - https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829132/all/Thyroid_Disease
PB - American Pediatric Surgical Association
DB - APSA Webapp
DP - Unbound Medicine