Volume 57, Issue 1 (7 1999)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1999, 57(1): 83-86 | Back to browse issues page

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In this paper we have reported and discussed an unusual histopathologic feature of medullary carcinoma which is one of the pitfalls in the diagnosis of this tumor. The patient was a 14 years old girl who complained of painless, gradually growing cervical mass from one year ago. She had no history of head and neck radiotherapy of familial history of thyroidal or other endocrine disease. In laboratory investigations a cold thyroid nodule was confirmed and FNA of it was reported as follicular lesion. The patient underwent lobectomy isthmectomy with frozen section wich was reported as Hurthle neoplasm and then the other lobe of patient's thyroid resected. In it's pathologic exam another nodule was observed which mostly composed of spindle cells at last histochemically medullary carcinoma confirmed
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