:: Volume 2, Issue 2 (6-2000) ::
2000, 2(2): 137-141 Back to browse issues page
Follicular thyroid carcinoma with dominant nesting pattern and eosinophilic hyaline deposition an unusual presentation resembling medullary thyroid carcinoma
SM Tavangar , A Abdollahi
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Abstract: Follicular carcinoma constitutes about 5 to 10 percent of thyroid cancers. It is characterized by the formation of more or less well-developed acini or follicles. We persent a case of follicular carcinoma with histological features of extensive nesting pattern and eosinophilic hyaline material deposition, resembling medullary thyroid carcinoma. However, the lesion consisted of thyroglobulin-positive and calcitonin-negative cells. This case illustrates the contribution of the immunohistochemical studies to the detection of the exact nature of thyroid tumors.
Keywords: Follicular carcinoma, Medullary carcinoma, Immunohistochemistry, Thyroglobulin, Calcitonin
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2006/11/15 | Published: 2000/06/15


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