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Cytologic diagnosis of recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma with oncocytic change twenty-one years post-thyroidectomy: Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20949456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 66-year-old woman presented 21 years prior with diarrhea and elevated serum calcitonin levels. The left lobe of the thyroid was aspirated but specimen was unsatisfactory. Nevertheless, based on the radiological and clinical impressions, the patient underwent total thyroidectomy and the histologic examination established the diagnosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Approximately 5 years later, the patient had a recurrence of the disease and underwent a neck lymph node dissection, which showed metastatic MTC in a lymph node. Sixteen years later, the patient presented with left neck mass detected by ultrasound in the area of thyroid bed. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of this area was performed and the FNA diagnosis was consistent with oncocytic variant of MTC. This case illustrates a first report of this uncommon variant of MTC diagnosed by FNA cytology of the thyroid bed. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2010. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Paul Tranchida; Juan Estigarribia; Seema Sethi; Tamar Giorgadze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.
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