Carcinoma of the Thyroid at Harare Histopathology Laboratory (Zimbabwe)
Nkanza, N. K.
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The carcinoma of the thyroid gland seen at Harare Histopathology Laboratory (Zimbabwe) has been reviewed and analysed. There was a male to female ratio of 1:4. The commonest histological type of tumour was follicular carcinoma (70%). There were equal numbers of papillary and anaplastic types (14% each). Only two cases of medullary carcinoma were found, one of these being in a twelve-year-old female patient. The finding of a high occurance of follicular carcinoma is consistent with Zimbabwe being a country where endemic goitre is common.
Full Text LinksNkanza, N. K. (1990). Carcinoma of the Thyroid at Harare Histopathology Laboratory (Zimbabwe). Central African Journal of Medicine, 36 (2), 34-36.
University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences