Endocrine Pathology: Thyroid: Papillary carcinoma

01 June 2011
Presented by Jeremy Thomas.

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A 1948 operative resection specimen from a 63 year old woman who was admitted complaining of swelling in the neck and dyspnoea on exertion. The swelling had been present, gradually increasing in size, for about a year and dyspnoea was of recent onset. For eight months prior to admission she had been treated with iodine. The lump was a diffuse, hard swelling, unassociated with thyrotoxicosis. The trachea was considerably displaced to the left.

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