Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma - Cytological Report of Two Cases

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2016,5,2,63-65.
Published:May 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

T. Santosh, Manoj Kumar Patro1, Atanu Kumar Bal1, Jayanti Nayak1

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh,

1Department of Pathology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha, India


Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is an uncommon thyroid tumor which is derived from the parafollicular or C‑cells of the thyroid gland and is associated with specific supportive diagnostic markers. Despite this, its cytological diagnosis is often difficult owing to varied morphological patterns. We report two cases of MTC, the diagnosis of which was established on fine‑needle aspiration cytology followed by surgical resection and confirmation by histopathology.

Fine-needle aspiration showed plasmacytoid cells eccentric nucleus,

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