Andrew J. Bauer

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Congenital Hypothyroidism

Evaluating a patient for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) With rare exceptions, the majority of patients with congenital hypothyroidism will be diagnosed based on an abnormal newborn screen. The most common etiology is abnormal development or function of the thyroid gland. These disorders are described under the category of: Primary Hypothyroidism, with the potential causes including: Dysgenesis/Agenesis…

Medullary thyroid cancer

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has medullary thyroid cancer? What are the typical findings for this disease? Thyroid nodules are not uncommon in children and approximately 26% of these nodules represent malignancies. The vast majority of these malignancies are differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC), meaning that they are derived…

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