Endocrine pathology is the subspecialty of surgical pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of organs of the endocrine system, including the thyroid, parathyroids, exocrine pancreas, and adrenal glands.

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This is subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (DeQuervain disease), which probably follows a viral infection and leads to a painful enlarged thyroid. This disease is usually self-limited over weeks to months, with transient hyperthyroidism and/or hypothyroidism, and affected patients return to a euthyroid state. Note the presence of large foreign body giant cells with inflammatory destruction of thyroid follicles.


This high power microscopic view of the thyroid with Hashimoto's thyroiditis demonstrates the pink H?rthle cells at the center and right. Hashimoto's thyroiditis initially leads to painless enlargement of the thyroid, followed by atrophy years later.