Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Hürthle cell adenomas (HCAs) are a rare and potentially lethal variant of follicular tumors of the thyroid. Considerable controversy exists regarding potential risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of HCAs. The authors report the case of a 38-year-old male patient with an 8.3 cm × 3.5 cm HCA. Diagnosis was made preoperatively from a core needle biopsy and confirmed postoperatively on frozen section. Treatment consisted of a right lobectomy.
Core needle biopsy, Fine-needle aspiration biopsy, Frozen section, Hürthle cell adenoma, Lobectomy
Desai A, Peterson SE, Raiser F, Marx RJ, Wilner R. Hürthle Cell Adenoma Diagnosed by Core Needle Biopsy in a Male Patient. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 2000; 100(4). doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.232.