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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

FNAC diagnosis of medullary carcinoma thyroid: A report of three cases with review of literature


1 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Hena A Ansari
Bait-ul-Anwaar, Ahmad Gali, Medical Road, AMU, Aligarh - 202002, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.70745

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Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid is an unusual neoplasm, which is associated with specific supportive diagnostic markers. Despite this, its cytological diagnosis is often difficult. We report herewith three cases of medullary thyroid carcinoma. The diagnosis was established on fine-needle aspiration cytology. Plasmacytoid cell pattern was observed in two cases and spindle cell pattern in the third case.


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