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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140-141

Diagnostic fine needle aspiration cytology of primary thyroid lymphoma


1 Department of Pathology, T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Dr. A.L. Nair Road, Bombay Central, Mumbai- 400008, India
2 Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.41905

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Primary thyroid lymphomas (PTL) are extremely uncommon neoplasms accounting for 5% of all thyroid malignancies. There are very few small series and occasional case reports of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of PTL in literature. We present an interesting and rare case of PTL diagnosed on FNAC. FNAC is an important tool in the diagnosis of thyroid lymphoma.


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