Thyroid

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Presentations

Fixation

Generally 10% neutral buffered formalin. Fix all thyroids at least overnight to avoid artifactual nuclear atypia.[1]

See also: General notes on fixation

Removal during autopsy

Parathyroid gland (white arrow), next to the thyroid gland.

Sharply dissect the thyroid from the cartilage, starting at the posterior end of each lobe & working forward. Do not cut the isthmus. Try to find parathyroids. Template:Gross processing of thyroid

See also

Notes

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