Cytology of anaplastic giant cell carcinoma of the thyroid with osteoclast-like giant cells--a case report.

Abstract

Anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid is known for its highly aggressive behaviour and rapid spread. While the giant cell variant is a well recognized morphologic pattern, the presence of osteoclast-like giant cells is a rare occurrence. We report a case of anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid with focal presence of osteoclast-like giant cells occurring in an elderly male patient, diagnosed on aspiration cytology.

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@article{Mehdi2007CytologyOA, title={Cytology of anaplastic giant cell carcinoma of the thyroid with osteoclast-like giant cells--a case report.}, author={Ghazala Mehdi and Hena A. Ansari and Shahid Ali Siddiqui}, journal={Diagnostic cytopathology}, year={2007}, volume={35 2}, pages={111-2} }