Fine-needle aspiration cytology of papillary Hürthle-cell tumors of thyroid: a report of three cases

Diagn Cytopathol. 1991;7(1):53-6. doi: 10.1002/dc.2840070114.


Papillary Hürthle-cell tumors of the thyroid are composed of oxyphilic cells with a prominent papillary component. Their biologic behavior appears to be comparable with that of conventional papillary thyroid carcinomas. The literature on the fine-needle aspiration cytology of these tumors is scanty. The cytologic findings of three such cases are reported here. The findings suggest that most papillary Hürthle-cell tumors cannot be differentiated from other types of Hürthle-cell tumors cytologically.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle*
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / pathology*
  • Cell Nucleus / pathology
  • Cytoplasm / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Staining and Labeling
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / pathology*