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Thyroid Tumors

  • Tatiana PolozEmail author
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Abstract

Thyroid tumors are divided into two categories: primary and secondary metastatic tumor. The majority of thyroid tumors are derived from follicular thyroid epithelial cells. This includes both benign (follicular adenoma) and malignant tumors, well-differentiated papillary and follicular carcinomas, and poorly differentiated and anaplastic carcinomas. Oncocytic thyroid tumors are considered to be variants of follicular thyroid adenomas and carcinomas. Medullary carcinomas are derived from thyroid C cells.

Keywords

Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology Follicular neoplasms Papillary carcinoma Medullary carcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CytopathologyRailroad Clinical Hospital JSC “Russian Railways”NovosibirskRussia

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