MU Digital Repository
Logo

Cytomorphology of Columnar Cell Variant of Papillary Thyroid CarcinomaThyroid Carcinoma - A Case Report

*, Nirupama M and Kini, Hema and Kini, Anand (2013) Cytomorphology of Columnar Cell Variant of Papillary Thyroid CarcinomaThyroid Carcinoma - A Case Report. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 3 (2). pp. 1-2. ISSN 2250-3153

[img] PDF
nirupama.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (128kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Columnar cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (CCV-PTC) is a rare and aggressive tumor composed of tumor cells that form papillae, glands and solid structures. Fine needle aspiration on a young female patient who presented with a solitary thyroid nodule. Cytology revealed cellular smears with three dimensional clusters and papillary fragments composed of tall columnar cells. These columnar cells closely resembled respiratory epithelium. Few acini, glandular, solid, syncytial pattern and singly dispersed cells were seen. Nuclei showed pseudostratification. Nuclear grooves were seen occasionally, while intranuclear inclusions and psammoma bodies and colloid were absent. With no obvious clinical history suggesting any visceral malignancies, a diagnosis of CCV-PTC/TCV-PTC was considered. Throidectomy was done. Sections showed well circumscribed tumor with features of CCV-PTC. Here in we wish to document the Cytomorphology of this variant, features to distinguish it from its close mimickers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Columnar cell variant, Tall cell variant, papillary carcinoma thyroid, Fine needle aspiration cytology.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2014 09:44
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141163

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item