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Parathyroid gland


Spread from other tumors

Reviewer: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 February 2013, last major update January 2013
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Papillary thyroid carcinoma: parathyroid gland involvement found in 2%; either
(a) direct invasion with infiltrative pattern
(b) direct invasion with expansile growth pattern and formation of pseudocapsule
(c) metastases (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002;126:1511)

Gross description

● Usually >1 cm; 30% are 1 cm or less

Micro images

Various images of papillary carcinoma invading parathyroid gland

End of Parathyroid gland > Neoplasms > Spread from other tumors

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