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Cutaneous metastasis from follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma: a case diagnosed on cytology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18417873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 40-year-old woman presented with a scalp swelling. A careful clinical examination revealed a left-sided deep-seated thyroid nodule. Fine needle aspiration from both sites disclosed a microfollicular architectural pattern on Giemsa stain and pale nuclei with nuclear grooves on Papanicolaou stain, indicating the possibility of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma with metastasis to the scalp. Histologic tissue evaluation confirmed the diagnosis. Thus, a diligent search for nuclear features should be performed to enable a diagnosis of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma on cytology. This helps in patient management obviating the need for a second surgical intervention.
Jayati Chakraborty; Anjali Bandyopadhyay; Manoj K Choudhuri; Kalyani Mitra; Debasish Guha; Mamata Guha Mallik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0377-4929     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-17     Completed Date:  2008-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Neoplasm Metastasis / pathology*
Scalp / pathology*
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*,  secondary*
Thyroid Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Thyroid Nodule / pathology

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