How are thyroid nodules in children treated?
Small, benign thyroid nodules may not need any treatment. We may observe the nodules over time during regular clinical exams, repeat imaging and blood tests. We regularly check the nodules to make sure they have not grown or changed.
Surgery may be needed for large, benign thyroid nodules or benign thyroid nodules that are producing too much thyroid hormone. Cancerous thyroid nodules are also treated with surgery. The surgeon may remove only the nodules or all of the thyroid gland.
Why choose Children's Colorado for treatment of your child’s thyroid nodule?
The Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT) Department at Children's Colorado consists of providers with head and neck surgical expertise and experience for conditions that involve the thyroid gland.
We work closely with our Thyroid Cancer Program in our Department of Endocrinology, which is ranked one of the best in the country. We also collaborate with Radiology Department to accurately diagnose your child's condition. This ensures that our patient's care is coordinated, appropriate, timely and child and family-centered. A team of dedicated providers from these different fields is focused on caring for children with thyroid nodules.