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Yemeni boy is 2nd youngest in India to undergo thyroid cancer – Medserg

The boy suffered no pain or any other constitutional symptoms. Only accompanying symptom was the presence of an enlarged right cervical lymph node, said Dr Fazal Nabi, Director of Paediatrics.

Mumbai: An eight-year-old boy from Yemen has become the second youngest child in India to successfully undergo surgery for a rare papillary thyroid cancer, said the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre on Tuesday. While papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer among people aged between 30 and 50, it is rare in children.

The boy, Mazen, was presented at the hospital in January with a 4×4 cm swelling in the front and left side of the neck that he had for three months. Doctors in Yemen initially suspected it to be a common lymphatic swelling, but thorough investigations revealed thyroid cancer.

Details On The Successful Operation

A team of experts at Jaslok repeated the ultrasound of the neck and biopsy of the lesion as the diagnosis of thyroid cancer at this young age was very rare. A series of blood tests and a PET CT scan was also conducted to rule out any distant spread in the body. The team then opted for a surgery that was challenging, due to age and small neck size.

The boy suffered no pain or any other constitutional symptoms. Only accompanying symptom was the presence of an enlarged right cervical lymph node, said Dr Fazal Nabi, Director of Paediatrics. Papillary carcinoma of thyroid in children is rare with an incidence of 0.54 per 1,00,000 children and requires intensive management of calcium and vitamin D levels in the body for optimum outcomes, underlined the doctor.

The surgery was successful and the boy was discharged on the third day. “Mazen is doing extremely well and I am so delighted to see him back to his normal life,” said Samad Zaid, father of the child, thanking the doctors.

“Mazen is doing extremely well and I am so delighted to see him back to his normal life,” said Samad Zaid, father of the child, thanking the doctors. – Reference, Click Here

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