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Case Report  |   April 2000
Hürthle cell adenoma diagnosed by core needle biopsy in a male patient
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Case Report   |   April 2000
Hürthle cell adenoma diagnosed by core needle biopsy in a male patient
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2000, Vol. 100, 232-233. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.232
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2000, Vol. 100, 232-233. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.232
Abstract

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 x 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.