Mixed Medullary-Follicular Carcinoma of the Thyroid

Tohidi, Maasumeh and Pourbehi, Gholamreza and Bahmanyar, Mohammad and Eghbali, Seyed Sajjad (1999) Mixed Medullary-Follicular Carcinoma of the Thyroid. pp. 413-418.


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Mixed medullary-follicular thyroid carcinoma is an uncommon tumor that consists of both follicular and parafollicular cells. Case.We report a 43-year-old woman with a palpable mass in the right side of the neck. Fine needle aspiration suggested a diagnosis of high grade anaplastic carcinoma that has been associated with papillary features. Total thyroidectomy was done in which histopathological examination showed diagnosis of medullary carcinoma. Immunohistochemical staining was positive for chromogranin, calcitonin, and thyroglobulin in tumoral cells. Conclusion. Mixed medullary-follicular thyroid carcinoma is a rare tumor. Diagnosis of these tumors with fine needle aspiration is very difficult and may lead to misdiagnosis. It is necessary to correlate the cytological finding with serum calcitonin and thyroglobulin. Also immunostaining for calcitonin and thyroglobulin confirms diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: indexer;samaneh vafadar
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicin
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Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 18:36
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 18:36
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4181

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