Endocrine atypia

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Endocrine atypia in the thyroid. (WC/Nephron)

Endocrine atypia refers to nuclear atypia seen in normal and benign endocrine organs and is relatively common.[1]

As nuclear atypia is considered a benign finding in endocrine organs, malignant diagnoses can be challenging or near impossible to render in these organs.[2]

Malignant diagnoses can be especially challenging in the:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 DeLellis, RA. (Apr 2011). "Parathyroid tumors and related disorders.". Mod Pathol 24 Suppl 2: S78-93. doi:10.1038/modpathol.2010.132. PMID 21455204.
  2. Christakis, I.; Bussaidy, N.; Clarke, C.; Kwatampora, LJ.; Warneke, CL.; Silva, AM.; Williams, MD.; Grubbs, EG. et al. (May 2016). "Differentiating Atypical Parathyroid Neoplasm from Parathyroid Cancer.". Ann Surg Oncol. doi:10.1245/s10434-016-5248-6. PMID 27160525.