Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Print this page Email this page Users Online: 390
CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 449-451

Undifferentiated/Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma: A cytological case report


Department of Pathology, SRTR Government Medical College, Ambajogai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Yogiraj Swami
Bhagwanbaba Chowk, Gitta - Road, Shepwadi, Ambajogai - 431 517, Beed, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.MJDRDYPU_231_17

Rights and Permissions

Undifferentiated thyroid carcinoma is a relatively uncommon highly malignant tumor originating from the follicular cells of thyroid gland having poor prognosis. It accounts for 2%–5% of all thyroid carcinomas and patients typically present with a rapidly growing anterior neck mass with aggressive symptoms. A 70-year-old female presented with diffuse neck swelling measuring 6 cm × 5 cm for 1-month duration which was associated with mild dyspnea. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) from the swelling revealed a cellular smear comprising of highly pleomorphic follicular epithelial cells arranged in clusters and singly scattered with a background of bizarre tumor giant cells and inflammatory cells.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1581    
    Printed36    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded107    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal