Vol 52, No 2 (2014)
Brief communication
Published online: 2014-07-09

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Morphological and immunohistological characteristics of follicular-compact thyroid carcinoma in dog

Rafal Ciaputa, Marcin Nowak, Malgorzata Kandefer-Gola, Katarzyna Dziedzic, Pawel Halupka, Bartosz Pula, Maciej Kielbowicz
DOI: 10.5603/FHC.2014.0009
Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2014;52(2):157-161.

Abstract

The case of a 14-year-old mongrel dog with a thyroid tumor treated by thyreoidectomy is described. The resected tumor was subjected to a detailed morphological and immunohistochemical analysis utilizing antibodies directed against thyroglobulin, calcitonin, chromogranin A, cytokeratin 19, thyroid transcription factor-1, CD31, Ki-67 and minichromosome maintenance protein 3. Expression level of the above mentioned antigens allowed to characterize the resected tumor as thyroid follicular-compact carcinoma. Common application of immunohistochemistry may increase the diagnosis precision and efficacy of thyroid tumor treatment in dogs.

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