lymphocytic thyroiditis

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Related to lymphocytic thyroiditis: Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Ha·shi·mo·to thy·roi·di·tis

diffuse infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, resulting in diffuse goiter, progressive destruction of the parenchyma and hypothyroidism.

lymphocytic thyroiditis

lymphocytic thyroiditis

Atypical subacute thyroiditis, hyperthyroiditis, lymphocytic thyroiditis with spontaneously resolving hyperthyroidism, painless thyroiditis, slient thyroiditis, subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis  Endocrinology A condition in which the thyroid is infiltrated with lymphocytes Clinical Hyperthyroidism for ≤ 3 months or less Risk factors ♀, >  age 30, current pregnancy. See Thyroiditis.


inflammation of the thyroid gland.

autoimmune thyroiditis
see lymphocytic thyroiditis (below).
Hashimoto's thyroiditis
see also hashimoto's disease, lymphocytic thyroiditis (below).
immune-mediated thyroiditis
see lymphocytic thyroiditis (below).
lymphocytic thyroiditis
progressive cellular infiltration of the thyroid gland, predominantly by lymphocytes, and replacement by fibrous tissue, resulting in hypothyroidism, associated with the presence of autoantibodies against thyroglobulin, follicular cell microsomes, and a second colloid antigen. It occurs in dogs, particularly Beagles, obese (OS) chickens, buffalo rats and primates. The disease has some similarity to Hashimoto's disease of humans.
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This feature was suggestive of a concomitant background of lymphocytic thyroiditis.
In all cases the surrounding thyroid exhibited lymphocytic thyroiditis.
11,13-17] These tumors are characterized by papillary architecture and oncocytic tumor cells with nuclear features of papillary carcinoma arising in a background of lymphocytic thyroiditis.
6-9] However, they usually lack lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate and a strong association with lymphocytic thyroiditis, as seen in the Warthin-like variant.
13) They found a significant correlation between the incidence of postoperative hypothyroidism and the degree of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis after unilateral surgery (p = 0.
The influence of different degrees of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis on thyroid function after surgery for benign, non-toxic goitre.
Pathology 1 Multinodular goiter w/degenerative changes 2 Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis w/follicular adenoma 3 Follicular adenoma 4 Hashimoto's thyroiditis w/colloid nodules 5 Follicular adenoma (benign Hurthle cell adenoma) 6 Diffuse atrophy and scarring of the thyroid gland 7 Diffuse chronic inflammation w/follicular adenoma 8 Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis w/follicular adenoma 9 Multinodular goiter 10 Chronic inflammation w/follicular adenoma 11 Follicular adenoma 12 Follicular adenoma 13 Hashimoto's thyroiditis w/follicular adenoma 14 Hashimoto's thyroiditis w/adenomatous goiter * The number of months postoperatively that the patient was diagnosed as hypothyroid.
15) showed that lymphocytic thyroiditis was a risk factor for development of thyroid cancer and spread and hematogenous metastasis of cancer (15).
Comment: These results indicate that chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is common among patients with chronic fatigue, that measuring thyroid autoantibodies in the blood will fail to detect thyroiditis in half of these individuals, and that treatment with thyroid hormone relieves fatigue in patients with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, whether or not their TSH level is elevated.
Microscopic features of hyalinizing trabecular tumors * A trabecular-alveolar growth pattern of medium-to large-sized cells * Finely granular, acidophilic, or clear cytoplasm * Round yellow paranuclear cytoplasmic bodies * Polygonal and fusiform cells * Nuclei with prominent grooves, small nucleoli, and cytoplasmic pseudoinclusions and with occasional mitotic figures * Intratrabecular hyaline (Periodic acid Schiff--positive basement membrane material); this resembles amyloid but has a negative amyloid stain * Arrangement of cells in sinuous or straight trabeculae supported by a delicate fibrovascular stroma (ranging from minimal to modest) * Scant to absent colloid * The possible presence of psammoma bodies * The possible association of lymphocytic thyroiditis Table 2.