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Thyroid Nodules (cont.)

Benign Thyroid Tumors (Thyroid Adenomas)

Thyroid adenomas are benign abnormal growths of tissue in the thyroid gland. They are generally classified as follicular or papillary.

  • Follicular adenomas are the most common type of tumors (adenomas). Cell types of follicular tumors include fetal, colloid, atypical, and Hurthle.
  • Papillary adenomas are the least common type of thyroid tumor or adenoma.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2015

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