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Endocrine Pathology

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 12–15 | Cite as

Papillary Carcinoma Tall Cell Variant (TCV): A Review

  • Virginia A. LiVolsiEmail author
Article

Abstract

Tall cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma is an aggressive form of thyroid cancer with a significant mortality. This review describes the pathology of this variant, compares it to its pathologic mimics and discusses its clinical pathologic features. The literature on this tumor is reviewed. A brief discussion of molecular pathologic correlates is included.

Keywords

Thyroid cancer Tall cell variant Clinical pathologic correlations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

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