Histologic and ultrastructural evaluation of thyroid lesions associated with hypothyroidism in dogs.

@article{Gosselin1981HistologicAU,
  title={Histologic and ultrastructural evaluation of thyroid lesions associated with hypothyroidism in dogs.},
  author={S J Gosselin and Charles Chabert Capen and S Lorraine Martin},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  year={1981},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={299-309}
}
Thyroid lesions in 16 pet dogs with hypothyroidism were evaluated by light and electron microscopy. Lymphocytic thyroiditis, found in seven dogs, was characterized by diffuse infiltration of the thyroid gland by lymphocytes, plasma cells and macrophages with formation of some lymphoid nodules and destruction of follicles, progressing to replacement of most of the thyroid by fibrous connective tissue. The basement membrane around follicles was thick and had electron-dense deposits. The… CONTINUE READING