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Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma : Pseudopapillary

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Loss of cellular cohesion (dehiscence) is a common feature of medullary thyroid carcinomas. This may result in focal pseudopapillary pattern where the fibrovascular areas are surrounded by a cuff of tumor cells with empty space in between. Rare examples of true papillary form of medullary thyroid carcinoma do exist, however.

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