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GHARIB H. THYROID FOLLICULAR ADENOMA: BENIGN OR MALIGNANT?. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1990; 4 (3) :173-176
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1541-en.html

From the Division of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A.
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Four patients are described in whom a follicular carcinoma developed following thyroidectomy for a benign follicular neoplasm. It is possible that the initial thyroid neoplasm was a well- differentiated follicular carcinoma which was microscopically indistinguishable from a benign adenoma. Realizing this pathologic pitfall in thyroid diagnosis, the need for meticulous examination of the pathologic specimen is emphasized. Long- term postoperative reassessment is recommended.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Endocrinology