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Medical Term:

Hürthle cell adenoma


Definition: an uncommon type of thyroid tumor characterized by abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm containing numerous mitochondria. Often malignant with widespread metastases; rarely takes up radioiodine.

Synonym(s): oncocytic adenoma

See Also: Hürthle cell carcinoma

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