43. Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland

Last updated on April 27, 2019 at 15:30

Organ: Thyroid


There is a brownish, well-demarcated tumor that has many greyish foci. These foci may be psammoma bodies or necrosis.

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Diagnosis: Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid

Risk factors:

  • Nothing special


In addition to thyroid carcinoma, psammoma bodies are often seen in ovarian carcinoma and meningioma.

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