Cytomorphology of Warthin‑like variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Lobo, Flora Dorothy and *, Nirupama M and Pai, Radha R. and Kini, Anand (2015) Cytomorphology of Warthin‑like variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid Research and Practice, 12 (2). pp. 80-82. ISSN 0973-0354

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Warthin‑like variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is one of the several variants of papillary thyroid cancer. A 36‑year‑old female came with history of thyroid swelling. Ultra sound showed a solid nodule in the right lobe. Thyroid profile was within normal limits. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) revealed papillary carcinoma in a background of lymphocytic thyroiditis. Patient underwent thyroidectomy. Histopathology proved it to be Warthin‑like variant of PTC with nodal metastasis. This uncommon variant behaves in an indolent fashion. However, our case is unique as it showed nodal metastasis. Cytodiagnosis is challenging with rare reports of cases diagnosed on FNAC. Herein we document cytomorphology of this uncommon variant reported at our institution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fine needle aspiration cytology, Papillary thyroid carcinoma, Warthin‑like variant
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 16:25

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