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Sonographic findings in three cases of carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation.
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PMID:  23055246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation (CASTLE) is a rare tumor of the thyroid gland or soft tissues of the head and neck. To our knowledge, there have been only a few reports concerning imaging findings of CASTLE. We report herein the sonographic appearances of three cases of CASTLE. Two tumors were located at the lower part of the thyroid and one had spread throughout the thyroid. Sonograms showed heterogeneously solid tumors without cystic components or calcification. The central part of the tumor was slightly hyperechoic compared with the peripheral part of the tumor. Histologically, the tumors were composed of a mixture of fibrous stroma and epithelial nests. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2012.
Authors:
Yayoi Yamamoto; Keiko Yamada; Noriko Motoi; Yoshimasa Fujiwara; Kazuhisa Toda; Iwao Sugitani; Atsushi Kohno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Cancer Institute Hospital, Diagnostic Imaging, 3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ward, Tokyo 135-8550; Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Pathology, 3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ward, Tokyo 135-8550.
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