Parathyroid gland
Water clear cell adenoma

Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Minor changes: 27 April 2020

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PubMed Search: Water clear cell adenoma parathyroid

Monika Roychowdhury, M.D.
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Cite this page: Roychowdhury M. Water clear cell adenoma. website. Accessed May 27th, 2020.
Definition / general
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nests and glands composed of cells with abundant foamy, granular cytoplasm, mild nuclear pleomorphism
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Cytology description
  • Cellular smear with single and loosely clustered tumor cells with finely granular and vacuolated light purple cytoplasm and central nuclei; occasional microfollicular structures may be present; no colloid seen (Diagn Cytopathol 2013;41:725)
Positive stains
  • PTH
Electron microscopy description
  • Glassy and flocculate material
Differential diagnosis
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