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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 375-377

Hurthle cell tumor of the thyroid gland: Report of a rare case and review of literature

1 Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Department of Morbid Anatomy, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
3 Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Nigeria

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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.130249

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This article presents a case of Hurthle cell adenoma (HCA) of the thyroid gland with a review of literature on Hurthle cell tumors. This case presented is that of a 57-year-old woman with a recurrent thyroid swelling. She previously underwent a right hemithyroidectomy for thyroid mass 10 years prior. A left lobectomy was done and microscopic examination revealed a HCA of the thyroid. The patient was discharged on thyroid replacement therapy and has remained healthy after more than 24 months of follow-up. The literature review highlights the criteria for diagnosis, the role of imaging and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in preoperative diagnosis.

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