Pediatric papillary thyroid carcinoma: outcomes and survival predictors in 2504 surgical patients

Samuel Golpanian, Eduardo Perez, Jun Tashiro, John Lew, Juan E Sola, Anthony Richard Hogan

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Objective: To evaluate outcomes and predictors of survival of pediatric thyroid carcinoma, specifically papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods: SEER was searched for surgical pediatric cases (≤20 years old) of papillary thyroid carcinoma diagnosed between 1973 and 2011. Demographics, clinical characteristics, and survival outcomes were analyzed using standard statistical methods. All papillary types, including follicular variant, were included. Results: A total of 2504 cases were identified. Overall incidence was 0.483/100,000 persons per year with a significant annual percent change (APC) in occurrence of 2.07 % from baseline (P <0.05). Mean age at diagnosis was 16 years and highest incidence was found in white, female patients ages 15–19. Patients with tumor sizes

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Surgery International
StateAccepted/In press - Dec 30 2015



  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Pediatric
  • Subtotal/total thyroidectomy
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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