Case 210

Surgical Pathology Case


  A 72-year-old female with a prominent asymmetric goiter had recent onset of hoarseness and neck pain. A midline neck mass (possible thyroid gland) was noted and resected.



The surgical specimen measures 6.0  5.0  4.0 cm with attached skeletal muscle. The cut surface of the specimen shows a fleshy tan mass with indistinct borders and necrosis. The tumor mass firmly attaches to muscle.


HE, 10

HE, 20


HE, 20

HE, 20


HE, 20

HE, 40


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Source: PIP, 2008-08

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan