Fine needle aspiration cytology of primary thyroid lymphoma

Latha K. Abraham, Anna Matthai, Sunitha Thomas, Elizabeth Joseph


A 77 year old female presented with a rapidly growing thyroid swelling. The cytologic findings were suggestive of large cell lymphoma. The diagnosis of diffuse large B cell lymphoma was confirmed by histology and immunohistochemistry. Primary thyroid lymphomas are extremely uncommon neoplasms which if diagnosed cytologically can prevent unnecessary surgery.


Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Thyroid, FNAC

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