HURTHLE CELLS

\hˈɜːθə͡l sˈɛlz], \hˈɜːθə‍l sˈɛlz], \h_ˈɜː_θ_əl s_ˈɛ_l_z]\

Definitions of HURTHLE CELLS

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MEN IIa

  • type multiple endocrine neoplasia characterized by virtually 100% incidence medullary thyroid carcinoma, a 50% pheochromocytoma, and lesser adenomas associated hyperparathyroidism. condition always transmitted through autosomal dominant inheritance. Genetic testing can identify individuals with the trait in early infancy. Treatment is usually excision of enlarged parathyroid glands. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp1172-75)
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