Gross Appearances of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma – ROJoson’s Collection

Knowing the gross appearances of thyroid nodules is useful for the surgeon’s intraoperative diagnosis.

Here is my collection of gross appearances of papillary thyroid carcinomas.

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Left lobe – cut section – papillary thyroid carcinoma – soft solid, no gross cystic areas, reddish with frond-like friable substances on cut section

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Same as above (using flash for picture-taking)

Left lobe – cut section – papillary thyroid carcinoma – soft solid, no gross cystic areas, reddish with frond-like friable substances on cut section

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Left lobe – solid, hard, dirty-white substance on cut section

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In pyramidal lobe, right and left lobes – the one in the pyramidal lobe is hard solid, the ones in the right and left lobes are soft solid.

Will add more in the future.

ROJ@17mar22

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