Hürthle cells in fine-needle aspirates of the thyroid: a review of their diagnostic criteria and significance.

@article{Auger2014HrthleCI,
  title={H{\"u}rthle cells in fine-needle aspirates of the thyroid: a review of their diagnostic criteria and significance.},
  author={Manon Auger},
  journal={Cancer cytopathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={122 4},
  pages={241-9}
}
Although the cytological assessment of Hürthle cell lesions is challenging, the literature offers good, albeit imperfect, guidance to aid in the crucial distinction between nonneoplastic and neoplastic lesions. The significance of a cytologic diagnosis of follicular neoplasm, Hürthle cell type, lies in the rate of malignancy on follow-up surgical excision, ranging in the literature from 10% to 45%. A cytodiagnosis of atypia of undetermined significance (AUS), Hürthle cell type, appears to be… CONTINUE READING
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