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Nodular follicular disease of the thyroid gland

What is nodular follicular disease? Nodular follicular disease is a non-cancerous type of growth involving the thyroid gland. The abnormal growth can affect one-half of the gland (one lobe) or the entire gland (both lobes and the isthmus). Patients with nodular follicular disease may notice a lump in their thyroid gland or that their entire …
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Papillary thyroid carcinoma

What is papillary thyroid carcinoma? Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer in adults. Papillary thyroid carcinoma develops from specialized follicular cells normally found in the thyroid gland. Pathologists divide papillary thyroid carcinoma into variants that include classic, follicular, oncocytic, and tall cell. How do pathologists make this diagnosis? The first …
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