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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2003;14(1): 32-35.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Thyroid with Osteoclast-like Giant Cells : A Case Report.
Leeso Maeng, Jehoon Lee, Kyoung Mee Kim, Anhi Lee, Chang Suk Kang
Department of Clinical Pathology, Catholic University Medical College, Incheon, Korea. kkmkys@catholic.ac.kr
Multinucleated giant cells of osteoclast-like appearance can be seen in a type of anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid and only a few case reports for fine needle aspiration cytologic findings are found in the literatures. Recently, we experienced a case of anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid with many osteoclast-like giant cells in a 72-year-old woman. The cytologic features and immunohistochemical results are described with special emphasis on differential diagnosis.
Key Words: Anaplastic carcinoma; Thyroid; Osteoclast-like giant cells; Fine needle aspiration cytology