Malignant lymphoma of the thyroid: A report of two cases diagnosed by fine‐needle aspiration

Rosemary E. Detweiler, Ruth L. Katz, Christina Alapat, Adel El‐Naggar, Nelson Ordóñez

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Two cases of primary malignant lymphoma of the thyroid were diagnosed by fine‐needle aspiration biopsy. In addition to morphologic evaluation performed on direct smears, immunophenotyping, flow cytometry, and molecular studies were performed on the aspirated material. These additional studies made a clear distinction between lymphoma and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which may present a similar cytologic picture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-171
Number of pages9
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1991



  • Fine‐needle aspiration
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Lymphoma
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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