Cytokeratin 19 and galectin-3 immunohistochemistry in the differential diagnosis of solitary thyroid nodules.

AIMS The immunohistochemical expression of cytokeratin 19 (CK 19) and galectin-3 was evaluated in 69 thyroid lesions to assess their potential as markers in the diagnosis and classification of thyroid malignancy. The following were studied: 26 cases of papillary carcinoma, 12 of follicular carcinoma, 20 follicular adenomas, two medullary carcinomas, one… CONTINUE READING