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February 9, 1929

ADENOMA AND CANCER OF THE THYROIDA STUDY OF THEIR RELATION IN NINETY EPITHELIAL NEOPLASMS OF THE THYROID

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From the Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School.

JAMA. 1929;92(6):457-463. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700320027010
Abstract

It is evident from observations of diseases of the thyroid gland that cancer of this organ is neither as rare nor as hopeless as was formerly supposed. Until recently studies on this subject have been hampered by scarcity of material and by a confusing and cumbersome pathologic classification. A significant and important observation made and emphasized by many writers is that carcinoma of the thyroid frequently originates from goiter. In order to present additional data concerning this point, a study has been made of material available in the departments of pathology and surgery. All far advanced carcinomas of the thyroid considered hopeless and not operated on were excluded from consideration. The thyroids removed at operation during a fifteen year period from 1912 to 1927 were examined and of the total number ninety were found to be epithelial malignant neoplasms. In one instance carcinoma was found arising from the hyperplastic gland

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