The demise of follicular carcinoma of the thyroid gland.

  title={The demise of follicular carcinoma of the thyroid gland.},
  author={Virginia A. Livolsi and Sylvia L Asa},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={4 2},
Over the past several decades, iodide supplementation to food supplies in many parts of the world has been followed by a corresponding decrease in the incidence of follicular thyroid carcinoma. However, pathologists continue to over-diagnose this tumor. Benign lesions (e.g., partly encapsulated hyperplastic nodules, pseudoinvasion after fine needle aspiration), and malignancies (especially the follicular variant of papillary carcinoma) have been misinterpreted as follicular carcinoma. Since the… CONTINUE READING


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