African Journal of Medical Case Reports

African Journal of Medical Case Reports Vol. 2 (1), pp. 010-011, January, 2014. © International Scholars Journals

Short Communication

Mixed medullary and follicular carcinoma of the thyroid – A rare entity

Kafil Akhtar*, S. Shamshad Ahmad, Sufian Zaheer and Shiasta M. Vasenwala

Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: drkafilakhtar@gmail.com.

Accepted 2 November, 2013

Abstract

Mixed medullary–follicular carcinoma is an uncommon tumor of the thyroid. It is characterized by histological and immunohistochemical features of both follicular and parafollicular C cells. We report a case of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid in a 26 year old female, which on light microscopy, showed not only the well known arrangement of cells in sheets and nests, but also unequivocal follicular structures. Precise diagnosis of mixed medullary-follicular carcinoma is essential for accurate treatment and follows.

Key words: Thyroid, mixed medullary-follicular carcinoma.