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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-39

Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia of the thyroid: A cytological dilemma


1 Department of Pathology, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, India
2 Department of Surgery, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sudeep's Biopsy and Pathology Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Chayanika Pantola
L-21, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College Campus, Kanpur - 208 002, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.175511

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Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia (SMECE) of the thyroid is a rare primary thyroid tumor arising in a background of Hashimoto's/lymphocytic thyroiditis and has been recently introduced in the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of thyroid tumors. It is characterized by extensive sclerosis, squamous and glandular differentiation, and inflammatory infiltrate rich in eosinophil. Here, we are discussing the cytological features of this rare case in a 35-year-old female presented with thyroid swelling and lymph-node enlargement.


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