Parathyroid cytology: Avoiding diagnostic pitfalls Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Parathyroid Glands
  • Parathyroid Neoplasms
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Thyroid Neoplasms

abstract

  • FNAs of the parathyroid can be easily confused with that of the thyroid, not only because of the clinical similarity between these two types of lesions but also because of the overlap in cytomorphologic features of the aspirated cells. Although no one single cytomorphologic feature is diagnostic, a combination of cytologic parameters noted earlier should raise the possibility of a parathyroid lesion. Aspirates of parathyroid cysts show acellular water-clear fluid with elevated parathyroid hormone measurements.

publication date

  • February 11, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/hed.10003

PubMed ID

  • 11891946

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 157

end page

  • 64

volume

  • 24

number

  • 2