follicles

Follicular adenoma in the thyroid gland

What is a follicular adenoma in the thyroid gland? A follicular adenoma is a non-cancerous thyroid tumour. The tumour is made up of the same kind of follicles found in the normal thyroid gland. The cells in a follicular adenoma are separated from the normal thyroid gland by a thin tissue barrier called a tumour …
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Papillary thyroid carcinoma

What is papillary thyroid carcinoma? Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer in adults. PTC develops from specialized follicular cells normally found in the thyroid gland. How is the diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma made? The first diagnosis of PTC is usually made after a procedure called a fine-needle aspiration …
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