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Grave’s disease – pathology and pictures

Grave’s disease – pathology and pictures

Grave’s disease

Grave’s disease

 

 

  • Thyroid gland shows nodular structure.
  • Colloid is highly diluted, pale with plenty  optical empty  („resorbtive”) vacuoles at the periphery, at some place – ‘garland’- like appearance. Some follicles even show no colloid inside.
  • Papillary projections of the follicular epithelium leads to the so called ’Sanderson’s cushions ‘ and imparts a ‘starry’ like shape of the thyroid follicles.
  • Blood vessels are multiple, with hyperemia.
  • In the interstitium– lymphoid infiltrates which however do not form lymphoid follicles with germinal centres.

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