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Diagnostic usefulness of fragments of crushed cells in autoimmune thyroiditis.
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PMID:  21064202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fine-needle aspiration cytology has emerged as an important diagnostic tool in cases of autoimmune thyroiditis. However, the patchy nature of this disease and its coexistence with other thyroid pathologies, with only subtle demonstrable cytologic features in many cases can lead to misdiagnosis. Of 313 thyroid aspirates, 62 were diagnosed as autoimmune thyroiditis. Fragments of crushed cells were observed in 51 (82.11%) of autoimmune thyroiditis (P < 0.001). The presence of "crush artifact" that can be easily picked up on low magnification should be used as an important criterion for the diagnosis of thyroiditis. It is particularly helpful in cellular smears from thyroiditis to avoid misdiagnosis of neoplasia. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2010. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Akansha Gandhi; Seema Aggarwal; Vinod K Arora
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-9
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Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
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Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India.
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