Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) description | Differential diagnosis
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Definition / general
- 1 - 3% of cervical nodes
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Capsular or subcapsular involvement with 20 - 30 normal appearing colloid filled thyroid follicles
- Metastatic papillary carcinoma: assume metastatic unless see small aggregate of follicles that are round / oval, loosely arranged with no papillae, normal sized nuclei and nucleoli, fine chromatin, no crowded nuclei, no stromal reaction, no psammoma bodies