Angiolipoma of the thyroid gland

Kypros Dimosthenous, Alberto Righi, Maurizio Puccetti, Paolo Lorenzini

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Abstract

This is a report of an angiolipoma of the thyroid gland, an extremely rare entity. A thorough search of the literature revealed only one previously reported example. The patient was a 77-year-old woman with a history of a nodular lesion of the thyroid in the context of a multinodular goiter. A fine needle aspiration highlighted the presence of abundant adipocytes associated with numerous dilated vessels. Histopathologic examination of the lobectomy specimen documented the presence of a tumor composed of two main elements, namely, mature adipocytes and proliferating vessels, some of the latter containing fibrin thrombi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Angiolipoma
  • Thyroid gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery

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