Desai A, Peterson S, Raiser F, Marx R, Wilner R. Hürthle cell adenoma diagnosed by core needle biopsy in a male patient. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2000;100(4):232–233. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.232.
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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.
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