C-cell hyperplasia in thyroid tissue adjacent to follicular cell tumors.

  title={C-cell hyperplasia in thyroid tissue adjacent to follicular cell tumors.},
  author={Jorge Albores-Saavedra and Hector L. Monforte and Mehrdad Nadji and Azorides R. Morales},
  journal={Human pathology},
  volume={19 7},
An immunohistochemical study was conducted on the number and distribution of C-cells in the nonneoplastic thyroid tissue adjacent to tumors of follicular cell origin. It consisted of 49 cases, of which 25 were papillary carcinomas, 22 were follicular adenomas, and 2 were follicular carcinomas. Twenty normal adult thyroids from the Broward's Medical Examiner's morgue served as controls. In 17 of the 49 cases (34.6%), there was a statistically significant increase in the number of C-cells in the… CONTINUE READING

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