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Clue to the diagnosis on chest X-ray in a child with neck swelling
  1. Gurinder Kumar1,
  2. Vasudev Omprakash Sharma2,
  3. Khalid Mohamed Mansour Mohamedfaris1,
  4. Rajendran Nair1,
  5. Aman Preet Singh Sohal3
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  2. 2 Department of Pathology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  3. 3 Department of Paediatric Neurology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gurinder Kumar, Department of Paediatrics, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; kumargurinder{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Differentiated thyroid cancer is a rare disease in children and adolescents and manifests exclusively in the form of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). We present a rare case of PTC who presented initially with lung symptoms and miliary nodules on chest X-ray. This case emphasises the important differential of miliary mottling of the lungs.

  • general paediatrics
  • pathology
  • respiratory
  • endocrinology
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  • Contributors GK, APSS and RN were involved in management of the patient and reviewing the manuscript. VOS reviewed the pathology slides. KMMM drafted the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethics Committee, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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