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Palpable pediatric thyroid abnormalities – diagnostic pitfalls necessitate a high index of clinical suspicion: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2007
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Title
Palpable pediatric thyroid abnormalities – diagnostic pitfalls necessitate a high index of clinical suspicion: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2007
DOI 10.1186/1752-1947-1-29
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joshua P Klopper, Michael T McDermott

Abstract

A 12-year-old girl presented with a 4 year history of an enlarged, firm thyroid gland. On exam, her thyroid was firm and fixed and an enlarged cervical lymph node was palpable as well. Though a thyroid ultrasound prior to referral was read as thyroiditis, clinical suspicion for thyroid carcinoma mandated continued investigation. The diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer was established and her workup revealed lymph node metastases as well as a tremendous burden of pulmonary metastases. Pediatric thyroid cancer is extremely rare, but often presents with aggressive disease. Palpable thyroid abnormalities in an individual under 20-years-old should be viewed with suspicion and should be thoroughly investigated to rule out malignancy even in the face of negative diagnostic procedures. Though pediatric papillary thyroid cancer often presents with loco-regional and even distant metastatic disease, mortality rates in follow-up for as long as 20 years are very favorable.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 9%
Professor 1 9%
Lecturer 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Other 2 18%
Unknown 3 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 55%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 18%
Unknown 3 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 March 2013.
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#4,629,207
of 15,441,426 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#333
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#45,017
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#1
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