Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

  • Peter Spieler
  • Matthias Rössle
Part of the Essentials of Diagnostic Pathology book series (ESSENTPATH)

Abstract

In this chapter, most benign and malignant lesions of thyroid gland are discussed in detail based on extensive experience in ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy. We turn special attention to sample processing, metastatic cancers masquerading as primary thyroid tumor, and to the clinical utility of quantitative DNA image-cytometric analysis. Potential diagnostic pitfalls of aspirates from parathyroidal lesions are emphasized.

Diagnostic algorithms of benign and malignant thyroid/parathyroidal lesions in cytologic aspirates and respective differential diagnoses are additionally presented in a synoptic setup.

Keywords

Thyroid Carcinoma Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Thyroid Nodule Parathyroid Gland Papillary Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Spieler
    • 1
  • Matthias Rössle
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PathologieKantonsspital St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Klinische PathologieUniversitätsSpital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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