thyroid tumour

Widely invasive oncocytic carcinoma of the thyroid gland

What is widely invasive oncocytic carcinoma of the thyroid gland? Widely invasive oncocytic carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour is called “widely invasive” because groups of cancer cells are found throughout the normal thyroid gland. Another name for this tumour is widely invasive Hurthle cell carcinoma. How is widely invasive oncocytic carcinoma …
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Oncocytic adenoma of the thyroid gland

What is an oncocytic adenoma? An oncocytic adenoma is a non-cancerous type of thyroid tumour. It is made up of large pink oncocytic cells that are separated from the normal thyroid tissue by a thin tissue barrier called a tumour capsule. The tumour often forms a lump in the thyroid gland called a nodule. Another …
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Minimally invasive oncocytic carcinoma of the thyroid gland

What is minimally invasive oncocytic carcinoma? Minimally invasive oncocytic cell carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour is separated from the normal thyroid gland by a thin band of tissue called a tumour capsule. In a “minimally invasive” tumour, groups of cancer cells have broken through the tumour capsule and spread into the …
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Widely invasive Hurthle cell carcinoma

What is widely invasive Hurthle cell carcinoma? Widely invasive Hurthle cell carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour is called “widely invasive” because groups of cancer cells are found throughout the normal thyroid gland. Another name for this type of cancer is widely invasive oncocytic carcinoma. How is widely invasive Hurthle cell carcinoma …
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Widely invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma

What is widely invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma? Widely invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour is called “widely invasive” because groups of cancer cells are found throughout the normal thyroid gland. How is widely invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma diagnosed? The diagnosis of widely invasive follicular thyroid carcinoma can only be …
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Encapsulated angioinvasive follicular thyroid carcinoma

Encapsulated angioinvasive follicular thyroid carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour is called “encapsulated” because it is separated from the normal thyroid gland by a thin band of tissue called a tumour capsule. “Angioinvasive” means that cancer cells were found inside at least one blood vessel outside of the tumour. This article will …
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Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma

Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma is an uncommon and very aggressive type of thyroid gland cancer. While the tumour starts from cells normally found in the thyroid gland, it is often described as undifferentiated because the cells in the tumour look nothing like normal thyroid cells when examined under the microscope. This article will help you understand …
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Non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP)

Non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) is a slow-growing tumour in the thyroid gland. This tumour was previously classified as a type of thyroid cancer but is now considered to be on the border between benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumours. Until 2016, NIFTP was called non-invasive encapsulated follicular variant papillary thyroid …
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Suspicious for follicular neoplasm

What does “suspicious for follicular neoplasm” mean? Suspicious for follicular neoplasm is a term pathologists use to describe an abnormal growth in the thyroid gland. It is a preliminary diagnosis that includes both non-cancerous and cancerous conditions. These conditions include: Adenomatoid nodule – Adenomatoid nodule is a non-cancerous type of growth in the thyroid gland. …
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