[Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid: development of the histological criteria for diagnosis. Study of 29 cases and review of the literature].

@article{Rigaud1988PapillaryCO,
  title={[Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid: development of the histological criteria for diagnosis. Study of 29 cases and review of the literature].},
  author={Christophe Rigaud},
  journal={Annales de pathologie},
  year={1988},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={211-9}
}
Papillary carcinoma (PAP) is the most frequent malignant tumour of the thyroid. PAP and follicular carcinoma of the thyroid are two biologically different tumours, without any intermediate or mixed form. Therefore the differentiation between PAP and follicular carcinoma is essential. The histological diagnosis of PAP is based upon several criteria, the most important being the papillae, the "ground glass" nuclei, and the psammoma bodies. The value of the "ground glass" nuclei in the diagnosis… CONTINUE READING