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Cribriform-Morular Variant of Papillary Carcinoma: Association with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis -Report of Three Cases and Review of Literature

Shylashree Chikkamuniyappa and Jaishree Jagirdar
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900, USA
Abstract :

We describe a rare variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the Cribriform-Morular Variant (C-MV). A handful of cases have been described in the literature of this entity. They exhibit the morphologic features of a distinctive papillary neoplasm along with solid, cribriform, and squamoid-morular areas. The cribriform and morular features make this a separate entity which could be mistaken for a high grade aggressive thyroid neoplasm. These lesions are usually associated with familial adenomatosis polyposis (FAP) but rarely may be sporadic. We report
three cases that we have encountered.

Keywords :
thyroid neoplasm, papillary thyroid carcinoma, cribriform, squamoid, morular

Date Deposited : 03 Aug 2011 11:04

Last Modified : 03 Aug 2011 11:04

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Volume 1, Number 1, - 2004 , ISSN 1449-1907

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