Follicular-patterned lesions of the thyroid are common; these include hyperplastic/adenomatoid nodules, follicular adenoma, follicular carcinoma and follicular variants of papillary carcinoma. Most of these lesions can be diagnosed with ease; however, there is a controversial subgroup. In this review, we present our diagnostic approach based on our experience with the histological diagnosis of these tumours, which can help in appropriate clinical management.
- FNA, fine needle aspirate
- FVPTC, follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma
- PPAR, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor
- PTC papillary thyroid carcinoma
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Published Online First 23 June 2006
Competing interests: None declared.