Anatomía de la tiroides en el niño

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Anatomía de la tiroides en el niño

La tiroides es una glándula ubicada en el cuello. Es parte del sistema endocrino u hormonal y juega un papel fundamental en la regulación del metabolismo del organismo. Los trastornos tiroideos son más comunes en los niños y adolescentes (especialmente en las niñas) que en los niños menores de un año. La mayoría de las condiciones tiroideas puede tratarse con medicamentos, pero algunas veces se requiere cirugía.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/06/2011
  • Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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