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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-96

Microfilaria in thyroid gland nodule

Department of Patholgy, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Chetna Agarwal
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.40415

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Presence of microfilaria in the thyroid gland is a rare finding. Filariasis is a common public health problem in the Indian sub-continent. Most of the cases of microfilaria in thyroid gland reported in the literature are associated with goiter and thyroid neoplasms. Here, we present a rare case that showed microfilaria on fine needle aspiration cytology of solitary thyroid nodule.

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