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Article Number - E6F1C4F507


Vol.2(1), pp. 12-14 , January 2011

ISSN: 2141-6532



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Mixed medullary and follicular carcinoma of the thyroid – A rare entity



Kafil Akhtar
  • Kafil Akhtar
  • Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.
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S. Shamshad Ahmad
  • S. Shamshad Ahmad
  • Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.
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Sufian Zaheer
  • Sufian Zaheer
  • Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.
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Shiasta M. Vasenwala
  • Shiasta M. Vasenwala
  • Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.
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 Accepted: 02 November 2010  Published: 31 January 2011

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Mixed medullary–follicular carcinoma is an uncommon tumor of the thyroid. It is characterized by histological and immunohistochemical features of both follicular and parafollicular C cells. We report a case of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid in a 26 year old female, which on light microscopy, showed not only the well known arrangement of cells in sheets and nests, but also unequivocal follicular structures. Precise diagnosis of mixed medullary-follicular carcinoma is essential for accurate treatment and follows.

 

Key words: Thyroid, mixed medullary-follicular carcinoma.

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APA (2011). Mixed medullary and follicular carcinoma of the thyroid – A rare entity. Medical Case Studies, 2(1), 12-14.
Chicago Kafil Akhtar, S. Shamshad Ahmad, Sufian Zaheer and Shiasta M. Vasenwala. "Mixed medullary and follicular carcinoma of the thyroid – A rare entity." Medical Case Studies 2, no. 1 (2011): 12-14.
MLA Kafil Akhtar, et al. "Mixed medullary and follicular carcinoma of the thyroid – A rare entity." Medical Case Studies 2.1 (2011): 12-14.
   
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