Unilateral lobectomy for Hurthle cell adenoma.

  title={Unilateral lobectomy for Hurthle cell adenoma.},
  author={Harry J Wasvary and Peter Czako and Janet M. Poulik and Robert Lucas},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={729-32; discussion 732-3}
Considerable controversy exists regarding the ability to predict the biologic behavior of Hurthle cell tumors. Some have found the clinicopathologic criteria used to differentiate benign from malignant lesions to be unreliable and have advocated total thyroidectomy for all Hurthle cell neoplasms. From January 1980 to December 1995, 39 patients had surgery for Hurthle cell tumors of the thyroid. The surgical pathologic findings were reviewed by an experienced pathologist (JP). Eight patients had… CONTINUE READING
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