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The clinical features of papillary thyroid cancer in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients from an area with a high prevalence of Hashimoto’s disease

Ling Zhang, Hui Li, Qing-hai Ji*, Yong-xue Zhu, Zhuo-ying Wang, Yu Wang, Cai-ping Huang, Qiang Shen, Duan-shu Li and Yi Wu

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Department of Head & Neck Surgery, Fudan University Cancer Hospital/Center, Department of oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College, 270 Dong An Road, Shanghai, 200032, PR China

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:610  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-610

Published: 21 December 2012

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Figure S1. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Germinal centers have formed in the gland and are associated with the smaller follicles and the oxyphilic follicular cells. HE x 200. Figure S2. Papillary carcinoma arises in the background OF Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. HE x 40. Figure S3. PTC co-existence with HT. The carcinoma area (the lower portion) is next to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis area(the upper portion). HE x 200. Figure S4. PTC Distinct papillary structures are seen. A giant cell, common in papillary carcinoma, is seen in this section. HE x 200.

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