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Thyroid gland
Variants of papillary carcinoma
Microcarcinoma variant

Reviewer: Shahidul Islam, M.D., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 June 2013, last major update March 2009
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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Terminology
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Prognostic factors
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Poor prognostic factors:
Case reports
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Treatment
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Gross description
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Gross images
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Typical gross appearance of irregular, solid white tumor a few mm in diameter
Unusually well circumscribed tumor is focally cystic and <2 mm
Micro description
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Micro images
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Focal sclerosis
H&E, HBME1 and CK19
H&E
Images from AFIP:
Stellate tumor has marked fibrosis
Resembles multifocal fibrosing thyroiditis
Irregular with marked fibrosis and mononuclear inflammation
Scant fibrosis, nuclear features in inset
Predominant papillary pattern outside capsule
Cytology images
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Pap stained slides
Molecular / cytogenetics description
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End of Thyroid gland > Variants of papillary carcinoma > Microcarcinoma variant


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