​Papillary thyroid carcinoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Painless neck swelling in region of thyroid.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

​Papillary carcinoma of thyroid 

Case Discussion

Axial FNA Final Diagnosis: 
​Papillary carcinoma of thyroid 

Microscopic Description: 
The fine needle aspirate from the neck region is a cellular aspirate showing clusters of atypical follicular epithelial cells and inspissated colloid. Some of the clusters are associated with colloid. No definite papillary fragments are seen. However, there is an occasional stromal fibrovascular core identified. Individual clusters of epithelial cells show cells with irregular nuclear outlines and nuclear grooves. A focal intranuclear inclusion is seen. There is crowding and overlapping of nuclei present. Some of the clusters have a Hurthle cell appearance with more abundant cytoplasm.

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Case Information

rID: 36071
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 19th Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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