International Journal of Medical Advances and Discovery ISSN 2756-3812 Vol. 7 (1), pp. 001-003, January, 2020. © 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.

Accepted 21 November, 2019


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.