Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 38

Short Communication

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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  • Article Number - E6F1C4F507
  • Vol.2(1), pp. 12-14, January 2011
  •  Accepted: 02 November 2010
  •  Published: 31 January 2011

Abstract

 

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.