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Thyroid gland

 

Instructions

 

Macroscopic anatomy of the thyroid gland

  1. Discuss the position, relations, structure and blood supply of the thyroid gland.
  2. Briefly discuss the embryological development of the thyroid gland and the clinical relevance thereof.
  3. Name the structures affected by enlargement of the thyroid and list the effects thereof.
  4. List the relationship of the thyroid to the following clinically important structures - trachea, carotid arteries, recurrent laryngeal nerve, external laryngeal nerve, thyroidal arteries and parathyroids.
  5. Identify the thyroid on CT scans or MRl

Microscopy

Complete all the relevant tasks as instructed in the work book.
 

Slides

 

2018

Low magnification showing the thyroid and surrounding tissues
Thyroid follicle, showing the components of a follice
Detail of the cells in the parafollicular space
Example of a badly prepared slide of the thyroid
Low magnification showing the thyroid and surrounding tissues

Very low magnification

Very low magnification of the thyroid gland

Low magnification

Low magnification of the thyroid gland: Strips

Medium magnification

High magnification

High magnification of the thyroid gland: Strips

Very high magnification


Overview

 

Pathology

Hyperthyroidism 1
Hyperthyroidism 2
Hyperthyroidism 3

Follicular adenoma of the thyroid

Thyroid papillary carcinoma: Low magnification
Thyroid papillary carcinoma: Medium magnification
Thyroid papillary carcinoma: High magnification
Thyroid papillary carcinoma: High magnification

 

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