A 43-year-old woman presented with a palpable solitary nodule in the right lobe of her thyroid. TSH and T4 levels were within normal limits. A radioactive iodine scan of the nodule was cold. A fine needle aspiration biopsy was performed and designated as suspicious for papillary thyroid carcinoma. A unilateral thyroidectomy was done. The right thyroid specimen measured 6.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm. Sectioning revealed a 0.7 cm in greatest dimension hemorrhagic cystic nodule.
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• Adenomatoid hyperplastic nodule
• Follicular adenoma
• Follicular thyroid carcinoma
• Follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma
• Papillary thyroid carcinoma
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