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chewing-gum colloid (redirected from thick colloid)
chewing-gum colloid A term of art used by some cytopathologists to describe the dense pink colloid that is often seen in fine-needle aspiration cytology specimens from thyroids with follicular variant of papillary carcinoma.
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Chewing-gum colloid seen in papillary carcinoma and the hyalinised stroma seen in HTT are indistinguishable in cytology and hence misinterpreted to be thick colloid
. Chewing-gum colloid appears as strands or chunks of dense colloid.
Case 4: Cytological smears were moderately cellular showing numerous macrophages, thick colloid
, cohesive clumps, and sheets of follicular cells arranged in vague papillary patterns with nuclear crowding and overlapping.