Lymphocytic Thyroiditis, Rat

  • Glen C. Todd
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


The gross appearance varies with the stage of the disease. The thyroid glands may not appear abnormal when only minimally involved. However, if there is considerable lymphocytic infiltration, the glands are symmetrically enlarged and firm, and the cut surfaces are pale. The thyroids may weigh up to ten times their normal weight. The capsule is intact and usually smooth, but can be lobulated.


Spontaneous lymphocytic thyroiditis experimental lymphocytic thyroiditis autoimmune thyroiditis immune complex thyroiditis Hashimoto’s thyroiditis lymphadenoid goiter 


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