ESPE Abstracts (2014) 82 P-D-3-2-996

Report of a Hurthle Cell Neoplasm in a Boy

Zerrin Orbak, Atilla Cayir, Hakan Doneray, Akgün Oral & Nesrin Gursan


Ataturk University Medical Faculty, Erzurum, Turkey


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.

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