Pathology of Differentiated Thyroid Cancers

  • Janusz Ryś
  • Joanna Wysocka
Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)


This chapter discusses briefly the pathological aspects of differentiated thyroid cancers. The authors explain the histological features of thyroid cancers and possible approaches for making a firm diagnosis. The prognosis of different subtypes of differentiated thyroid cancer is also discussed.


Thyroid Cancer Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Vascular Invasion Papillary Carcinoma Differentiate Thyroid Cancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Tumour PathologyMaria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of OncologyKrakowPoland

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