papillary carcinoma of the thyroid


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papillary carcinoma of the thyroid

A well-differentiated thyroid cancer, and the most common form of thyroid cancer in the US. Most thyroid cancers of this type grow slowly and respond well to treatment. They are usually identified as a thyroid nodule and are best diagnosed with fine needle aspiration biopsy. Treatment includes surgical removal of the thyroid gland, followed by radioactive iodine treatment to destroy any residual tissue or metastasis. Survival ten years after diagnosis and treatment exceeds 90%.
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An unusual case of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid with cutaneous and breast metastases only.
Life-long follow up is recommended for all patients with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid since the tumour may metastasize even decades after thyroid surgery.
We paid specific attention to those patients whose surgical pathology revealed a papillary carcinoma of the thyroid.
A moderate degree of nuclear atypia was also observed, but all specimens also contained areas of typical nuclear enlargement with crowding and overlapping, prominent nuclear grooves, occasional intranuclear pseudoinclusions, and foci of optical cleating of nuclei typical of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid.
The Hurthle cell variant of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is not common, accounting for only 1 to 11% of all papillary carcinomas.
Recently, Matsumoto et al[3] reported the case of a papillary carcinoma of the thyroid allegedly arising from ectopic thyroid tissue within a branchial cleft cyst.
A solitary cystic nodal metastasis from an occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid can simulate a branchial cleft cyst clinically and ultrasonographically.
In conclusion, solitary cystic nodal metastasis from an occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a solitary cystic lesion in the lateral neck.
Hurthle cell and mitochondrion-rich papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland: an ultrastructural and immunocytochemical study.
HLA-DR expression and lymphocytic infiltration in metastatic and non-metastatic papillary carcinoma of the thyroid.