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Lipid-rich cell adenoma of the thyroid gland

Report of a peculiar thyroid tumour

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A thyroid adenoma consisting of lipid-rich follicle cells is presented which has not previously been described in this organ. The discussion focuses on the possibility of its metaplastic origin and on its histological analogy to lipid-rich carcinoma of the breast.

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Correspondence to Sören Schröder.

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Schröder, S., Hüsselmann, H. & Böcker, W. Lipid-rich cell adenoma of the thyroid gland. Vichows Archiv A Pathol Anat 404, 105–108 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00704255

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Key words

  • Thyroid
  • Lipid-rich cell adenoma
  • Lipid droplets
  • Thyrolipoma