Thyroid FNAC containing hurthle cells and hurthle-like cells: A study of 128 cases

Yazgan A., Balci S., Dincer N., Ersoy P. E. , TÜZÜN D., ERSOY R. , ...More

JOURNAL OF CYTOLOGY, vol.33, no.4, pp.214-219, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0970-9371.190447
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CYTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-219


Aim: It is a diagnostic challenge to differentiate benign and malignant cytology in the presence of Hurthle cells. In our previous study, it was determined that in fine needle aspirations (FNA), the malignancy outcome of the Hurthle cells containing group tend to be papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in a higher percentage. The most common misinterpretation is caused by PTC cells with large cytoplasm-like Hurthle cells. The aim of this study is to predict histologic outcome of the nodules, which have Hurthle cells in FNA according to cytological, clinical features, and BRAF(V600E) mutation status.