Follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma: A clinicopathologic study of a problematic entity Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Papillary, Follicular
  • Thyroid Neoplasms

abstract

  • FVPTC appeared to be a heterogeneous disease composed of 2 distinct groups: an infiltrative/diffuse (nonencapsulated) subvariant, which resembles classic papillary carcinoma in its metastatic lymph node pattern and invasive growth, and an encapsulated form, which behaves more like FTA/FTC. Patients who had noninvasive, encapsulated FVPTCs did not develop lymph node metastases or recurrences and could be treated by lobectomy alone. If the current findings are confirmed, then strong consideration should be given to reclassifying encapsulated FVPTC as an entity that is close to the FTA/FTC class of tumors.

publication date

  • September 15, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.22138

PubMed ID

  • 16900519

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1255

end page

  • 64

volume

  • 107

number

  • 6