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Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: Jules E Harris, MD, FACP, FRCPC  more...
 
Updated: Jul 15, 2016
 
 
 
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Luigi Santacroce, MD Assistant Professor, Medical School, State University at Bari, Italy

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Lodovico Balducci, MD Professor, Oncology Fellowship Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Adult Oncology, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Lodovico Balducci, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Cancer Research, American College of Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, American Society of Hematology, New York Academy of Sciences, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, International Society for Experimental Hematology, American Federation for Clinical Research, American Society of Breast Disease

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Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

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Benjamin Movsas, MD 

Benjamin Movsas, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Radiology, American Radium Society, American Society for Radiation Oncology

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Chief Editor

Jules E Harris, MD, FACP, FRCPC Clinical Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center

Jules E Harris, MD, FACP, FRCPC is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Hematology, Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology

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Philip Schulman, MD Chief, Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Philip Schulman, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for Cancer Research, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, Medical Society of the State of New York

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Acknowledgements

Silvia Gagliardi, MD Consulting Staff, Department of Surgery, Medical Center Vita, Italy

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Surgical specimen of a large goiter. Total thyroidectomy was performed because of the presence of a solid nodule in the right lobe (note the size of the thyroid lobe at left of the screen).
The right lobe of the thyroid was sectioned and reveals a large solid nodule with necrotic and hemorrhagic areas. Histologic diagnosis is follicular thyroid carcinoma.
Histologic pattern of a mildly differentiated follicular thyroid carcinoma (250 X). Image courtesy of Professor Pantaleo Bufo at University of Foggia, Italy.
Histologic pattern of a rare lymph node metastasis of follicular thyroid carcinoma (140 X). Image courtesy of Professor Pantaleo Bufo at University of Foggia, Italy.
Histologic pattern of a rare lymph node metastasis of follicular thyroid carcinoma (250 X). Image courtesy of Professor Pantaleo Bufo at University of Foggia, Italy.
 
 
 
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