A 54-year-old male asked:
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several clusters of bland-looking and mitotically inactive follicular cells with early hurthle cell metaplasia are also present. is it thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Occassional bland cells and especially mitotially inactive follicular cells with some metaplasia usually spells benign lesion. Would be of value to know if the lesion is hot or cold. A hot lesion by definition is benign and a cold, non functional lesion is usually malignant. Lesion should be watched with a later date scan and possible reconsider bx for dx.
Answered on Jan 24, 2018

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