Background: Thyroid nodules are rare in children compared to adults. Although most thyroid nodules are benign, the risk of malignancy is greater in pediatric patients.
Case: We described a 10-year-old boy who presented with a right sided thyroid nodule that was 12×8 mm. He had not cervical lymphadenopathy. His fine needle aspiration biopsy cytology was benign. It was subsequently diagnosed as a Hurthle cell adenoma after thyroidectomy. In histopathological evaluation, there was no vascular and capsular invasion.
Conclusion: Hurthle cell adenoma is very rare during childhood. We suggest that follow-up of thyroid nodule is very important.
20 - 22 Sep 2014
European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology