Thyroid nodules in children are not uncommon, and most of these nodules are non-worrisome. Some of the nodules may be identified as thyroid cancer, but overall pediatric thyroid cancer has an excellent prognosis with proper treatment. The pediatric thyroid nodule program is dedicated to helping families through each step of the process from identifying which thyroid nodules are worrisome, treatment, and long-term surveillance. We work with other specialists including ultrasound radiologists, ENT and endocrine surgeons, interventional radiologists to perform fine needle aspirations (FNA), pathologists, and nuclear medicine radiologists to deliver radioactive iodine therapy if needed.
Endocrinology Clinic (Clinic B)
Children's Park Place Building, 1st Floor
1601 4th Avenue South
Birmingham AL 35233
Types of Disorders Seen (but not limited to)
- Thyroid nodules
- Papillary thyroid cancer
- Medullary thyroid cancer
- Follicular thyroid cancer
- PTEN hamartoma syndrome
- Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN 2)
Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please send a referral from your primary care physician to Pediatric Endocrinology: fax: 205-638-9821. You may receive a call from our office about scheduling another ultrasound at UAB prior to the appointment.
Please schedule 2-4 hours for initial evaluation. Evaluation includes history gathering, full physical examination, radiographic studies, blood testing.
Nicole Barnes, M.D., Director, Thyroid Nodule Clinic
- American Thyroid Association – patient information
- Children’s of Alabama nuclear medicine thyroid ablation instructions