My third daughter (4 years old, born in 5/24/1994,15kg,101cm) got a tumor on her right side of thyroid since last June. had blood test, urine test, X-ray, ultrasound, and fine-needle aspiration cytology and the doctor said it is benignity. However, it’s already 4cm, he told me she might need a surgery. Because it is risky unless she weighs 25kg, he wants to wait until she becomes 6 years old. Is there any way not to have surgery ?
The hospital told me it was their first time to see a 4 years old girl. The doctor is really nice but my daughter is scared of the tests, she got to hate hospitals.
I’m sincerely sorry for you. First of all, thyroid nodule of children is really rare. According to a medical report, 20~73% of thyroid nodule grows to cancer in case of children. From the result of ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration cytology, it is likely to benignity, but follicular cancer of the thyroid can not be detected by those 2 tests sometimes. In your case, it is already 4cm, which is very large. I recommend you to have surgery. TSH medication can only treat 20% of the cases, it can not be recommended. Ethanol local injection would be very painful for her. As a result, there is no other way than surgery with general anesthesia seemingly. ….
As a result, that “30%” is extraordinary, and 20~73 % of them would grow to be cancer.
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