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Thyroid gland
General
Histology

Reviewer: Shahidul Islam, M.D., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 7 June 2013, last major update March 2009
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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Micro images
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Follicles lined by flattened epithelium and filled with colloid
Rich vascular supply
Thyroid and parathyroid glands
Papillary structures
C cells (calcitonin stain)
C cells (calcitonin stain); cells are polyhedral and spindled (AFIP)
Images from AFIP:
Follicles lined by flattened epithelium
Normal adult follicles are round to oval
Follicles lined by cuboidal epithelium
Colloid is flocculent-most likely artifactual and not significant
Tangential section of normal thyroid follicle may resemble C cell hyperplasia
Virtual slides
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Thyroid gland
Thyroid and parathyroid glands
Positive stains
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Electron microscopy description
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Electron microscopy images
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Follicular cells
Images from AFIP:
Follicles have luminal microvilli
Intrafollicular
C cell

Videos
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"Shotgun Histology Thyroid"
by John R. Minarcik, M.D.

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