Accuracy of thyroid nodule sonography for the detection of thyroid cancer in children: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Alaa Al Nofal, Michael R. Gionfriddo, Asma Javed, Qusay Haydour, Juan Brito Campana, Larry J. Prokop, Siobhan T. Pittock, Mohammad H Murad

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Abstract

Introduction Thyroid ultrasound (US) is a widely used tool for evaluating thyroid nodules. Various US features have been suggested as predictors of thyroid cancer in children. Objective To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic accuracy of different thyroid US features in detecting thyroid cancer in children. Methods We searched multiple online databases for cohort studies that enrolled paediatric patients with thyroid nodules (age

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-430
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Endocrinology
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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