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Hürthle cell tumour

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Neoplasm of the thyroid gland. These neoplasms have cell populations which are composed of more than 50% Hürthle cells and are encapsulated. The term was coined by James Ewing (1866-1943) in 1928.


  • S. Getzowa:
    Über die Glandula parathyroidea, intrathyreoidale Zellhaufen derselben und Reste des postbranchialen körpers.
    Virchows Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, Berlin, 1907, 188: 181-234.
  • J. Ewing:
    Neoplastic diseases: A Textbook on Tumors.
    3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Co; 1928 (1st edition 19919, fourth edition 1940).
We thank Andre Trombeta, UK, and Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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