Data extracted from: Francis G, Waguespack SG, Bauer AJ, et al. Management guidelines for children with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer: The American Thyroid Association Guidelines Task Force on Pediatric Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 2015 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print].
Ratings: A, strongly recommends; B, recommends; C, recommends; D, recommends against; E, recommends against; F, strongly recommends against; I, recommends neither for nor against.
CT, computed tomography; 131I, iodine-131; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; N0, no regional lymph node metastasis; N1a, metastasis to level VI (pretracheal, paratracheal, and prelaryngeal/Delphian lymph nodes); N1b, Metastasis to unilateral, bilateral, or contralateral cervical Levels I, II, III, IV, or V) or retropharyngeal or superior mediastinal lymph nodes (Level VII); NX, regional lymph nodes not assessed; PTC, papillary thyroid cancer; SPECT, single-photon emission computed tomography; T4 tumor, tumor extends beyond the thyroid capsule or invades prevertebral fascia or encases carotid artery or mediastinal vessels; Tg, thyroglobulin; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone.
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July 14, 2015