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1. Ghofrani M, Sosa JA, Ocal IT, Angeletti C: Fine needle aspiration of poorly differentiated oxyphilic (Hürthle cell) thyroid carcinoma: a case report. Acta Cytol; 2006 Sep-Oct;50(5):560-2
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  • [Title] Fine needle aspiration of poorly differentiated oxyphilic (Hürthle cell) thyroid carcinoma: a case report.
  • BACKGROUND: Poorly differentiated oxyphilic (Hürthle cell) carcinomas are a more recently described variant of poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma and are characterized by a prominent Hürthle cell component in a solid or trabecular arrangement.
  • Clinically, poorly differentiated oxyphilic carcinomas behave more aggressively as compared to classic Hürthle cell carcinomas, which have a predominantly follicular pattern.
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the mass yielded extremely cellular smears with a dual population of medium-sized follicular cells and numerous Hürthle cells.
  • Subsequent thyroidectomy confirmed the malignant nature of this Hürthle cell-rich tumor, warranting a diagnosis of poorly differentiated oxyphilic (Hürthle cell) thyroid carcinoma.
  • CONCLUSION: Poorly differentiated oxyphilic thyroid carcinoma is an aggressive variant of Hürthle cell carcinomas and must enter the differential diagnosis when fine needle aspiration biopsy of a radiologically aggressive thyroid mass yields extremely hypercellular smears with a prominent Hürthle cell component.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Epithelial Cells / pathology. Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis. Thyroid Gland / pathology. Thyroid Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Biopsy, Fine-Needle. Diagnosis, Differential. Disease Progression. Goiter, Nodular / complications. Goiter, Nodular / drug therapy. Goiter, Nodular / radiotherapy. Humans. Iodine Radioisotopes / therapeutic use. Male. Neoplasm Invasiveness. Thyroidectomy. Thyroxine / therapeutic use

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  • (PMID = 17017447.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-5547
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta cytologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Cytol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Iodine Radioisotopes; Q51BO43MG4 / Thyroxine
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