Hurthle cell

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Hürth·le cell

(hērt'lĕ),
a large, granular eosinophilic cell derived from thyroid follicular epithelium by accumulation of mitochondria, for example, in Hashimoto disease.
Synonym(s): Askanazy cell
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Hürthle cell

A large granular cell found in pathological sections in some thyroid diseases.
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Hürthle,

Karl W., German histologist, 1860-1945.
Hürthle cell - a large, granular eosinophilic cell derived from thyroid follicular epithelium by accumulation of mitochondria, e.g., in Hashimoto disease. Synonym(s): Askanazy cell
Hürthle cell adenoma - a follicular adenoma of the thyroid in which the epithelium has undergone metaplasia into Hürthle cells.
Hürthle cell carcinoma - Synonym(s): Hürthle cell tumor
Hürthle cell tumor - neoplasm of the thyroid gland. Synonym(s): Hürthle cell carcinoma
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The enlargement of the thyroid gland (goitre) in Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is due to the lymphocytic infiltration, presence of oncocytes, previously named Hurthle cells, Askanazy cells or oxyphyllic cells, and fibrosis, that increases in the final atrophic stage of the disease (2).