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multinucleated giant cells in thyroid FNA

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Multinucleated giant cells in fine needle aspirates

The presence of large MGCs with dense cytoplasm in a thyroid nodule without clinical evidence of thyroiditis should prompt careful exclusion of associated PTC.

References

- Multinucleated giant cells in fine needle aspirates. Can they help differentiate papillary thyroid cancer from benign nodular goiter? Tsou PL, Hsiao YL, Chang TC. Acta Cytol. 2002 Sep-Oct;46(5):823-7. PMID: 12365214