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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 430-431

Follicular thyroid carcinoma with metastasis to skin diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology

Department of Pathology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Shweta Agarwal
C1/2807 (G.F.), Sushant Lok-1, Gurgaon - 122 002, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.42552

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In April 2006, a 55-year-old female presented with a thyroid mass and multiple skin nodules on scalp, forehead and neck. Fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid mass and multiple skin nodules show tumor cells clusters in a repetitive microfollicular pattern on May-Grunwald-Giemsa stain suggestive of follicular thyroid carcinoma with metastasis to skin. Although follicular carcinoma have a propensity for vascular invasion and hematogenous dissemination, skin is not commonly involved. Only a few cases of cutaneous metastasis from follicular thyroid carcinoma are reported in the English language literature.

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