Curiosa in fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid gland
- Stanisław Sporny1
© Sporny; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
Published: 5 April 2013
The great importance of cytological examination in diagnostic procedures of thyroid gland pathological lesions is widely known. Unfortunately, cytology as a diagnostic method presents many limitations due to possible presence of elements abnormal for thyroid gland physiology and histology. Especially difficult in cytological diagnosis appear: among non-neoplastic lesions - dyshormonogenetic and amyloid goiter and Riedel disease and among neoplastic lesions - rare microscopic variants of tumours, neoplasms arising from ectopic tissues and nonepithelial tumours.
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