Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma. Cytologic and histologic correlation.

@article{Baloch1999FollicularVO,
  title={Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma. Cytologic and histologic correlation.},
  author={Zubair W Baloch and Prabodh K. Gupta and Gordon H Yu and Martha J Sack and Virginia A. Livolsi},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={216-22}
}
The cytologic diagnosis of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) can be difficult owing to the paucity of nuclear changes of papillary carcinoma and overlapping features with other follicular-derived lesions. We report our fine-needle aspiration (FNA) experience with 17 histologically proved cases of FVPTC with a preceding FNA. All cases showed increased cellularity and a background of moderate to abundant thin watery colloid with variable amounts of thick eosinophilic… CONTINUE READING