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Hürthle cells

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Large granular eosinophil-staining epithelial cells with acidophilic cytoplasm occasionally present in the thyroid gland. They were first described by Max Askanazy in 1898.


  • M. Askanazy:
    Pathologisch-anatomische Beiträge zur Kenntniss des morbus basedowii, insbesondere uber die dabei auftretende Muskelerkrankkung.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medicin, Leipzig, 1898, 61:118-186.

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