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columnar cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Monday 8 May 2017

Columnar cell variant of PTC

Tall cell and columnar cell variants are at least twice as tall as wide. Tall cell variant has basally located nuclei and frequently has eosinophilic cytoplasm. Columnar cell variant has pseudostratified nuclei. The prognosis for both is worse than conventional papillary cell carcinoma.

Columnar cell variant has pseudostratified nuclei.

Tall and columnar cell variants have a worse prognosis.

Paywall References

- Columnar cell variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Report of a case with cytologic findings. Ylagan LR, Dehner LP, Huettner PC, Lu D. Acta Cytol. 2004 Jan-Feb;48(1):73-7.
PMID: 14969185