• Kaoru Kobayashi
  • Akira Yoshida
  • Takehito Igarashi


Thyroid follicular tumor refers to benign follicular adenoma and malignant follicular cancer. This chapter deals primarily with follicular cancer for which the diagnosis and treatment can be problematic. Follicular cancer is characterized by the following:


Renal Cell Carcinoma Thyroid Cancer Papillary Carcinoma Follicular Carcinoma Follicular Adenoma 
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    World Health Organization Classification of Tumours (2004) Pathology and genetics of tumours of endocrine organs. In: Kleihues P, Sobin L (eds). IARC Press, LyonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaoru Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Akira Yoshida
    • 2
  • Takehito Igarashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKuma HospitalKobeJapan
  2. 2.Department of Breast and Endocrine SurgeryKanagawa Cancer CenterYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Division of Endocrine SurgeryNippon Medical SchoolTokyoJapan

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