Thyroid carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation (CASTLE): case report with cytomorphology and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Thyroid carcinoma showing thymus-like differentiation (CASTLE) is a rare tumor of the thyroid gland or adjacent soft tissues of the neck. Given the comparatively good prognosis of CASTLE, it is crucial to distinguish this neoplasm from other more aggressive thyroid neoplasms that can have similar or overlapping cytomorphological features. However, there is little information about the cytomorphology of CASTLE available in the literature. Here we report the cytomorphology and histology of thyroid CASTLE in a 52-year-old woman and present a review of the literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Youens, KE; Bean, SM; Dodd, LG; Jones, CK

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 204 - 209

PubMed ID

  • 20607745

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0339

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/dc.21399


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States