Column 6. Diagnosis of Anaplastic Carcinoma

  • Shinichi Suzuki
  • Nobuhiro Fukunari
  • Kaori Kameyama
  • Megumi Miyakawa
  • Katsuhiro Tanaka
  • Yatsuka Hibi


Since anaplastic thyroid carcinoma has an extremely dire prognosis, multimodality therapy is performed. The diagnosis can be divided into two stages: “qualitative diagnosis” during which suspicion of anaplastic carcinoma is confirmed and definitive diagnosis is made and “quantitative diagnosis” during which strategies are established for multimodality therapy [1].


Core Needle Biopsy Multimodality Therapy Multinodular Goiter Incisional Biopsy Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Nobuhiro Fukunari
    • 2
  • Kaori Kameyama
    • 3
  • Megumi Miyakawa
    • 4
  • Katsuhiro Tanaka
    • 5
  • Yatsuka Hibi
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Organ Regulation SurgeryFukushima Medical University, School of MedicineFukushimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryShowa University Northern Yokohama HospitalYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic PathologyKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Endocrine CenterToranomon HospitalTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Department of Breast and Thyroid SurgeryKawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan
  6. 6.Department of Endocrine SurgeryFujita Health University School of MedicineToyoakeJapan

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