Hürthle, Karl W.

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Hürthle, Karl W.

(hŭrt′lē, hürt′lĕ)
Ger physiologist and neurologist, 1860–1945.

Hürthle cell

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

Hürthle cell adenoma

An adenoma of the thyroid that contains mostly eosinophil-staining cells. It is occasionally found in Hashimoto thyroiditis.

Hürthle cell tumor

A benign or malignant tumor of the thyroid gland. The cells are large and acidophilic.
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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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