Curiosa in fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid gland MEETING ABSTRACT Open Access Curiosa in fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid gland Stanisław Sporny From 4th Congress of the Polish Thyroid Association 2013 Lodz, Poland. 11-13 April 2013 The great importance of cytological examination in diag- nostic procedures of thyroid gland pathological lesions is widely known. Unfortunately, cytology as a diagnostic method presents many limitations due to possible pre- sence of elements abnormal for thyroid gland physiology and histology. Especially difficult in cytological diagnosis appear: among non-neoplastic lesions - dyshormonoge- netic and amyloid goiter and Riedel disease and among neoplastic lesions - rare microscopic variants of tumours, neoplasms arising from ectopic tissues and nonepithelial tumours. Published: 5 April 2013 doi:10.1186/1756-6614-6-S2-A56 Cite this article as: Sporny: Curiosa in fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid gland. Thyroid Research 2013 6(Suppl 2):A56. Submit your next manuscript to BioMed Central and take full advantage of: • Convenient online submission • Thorough peer review • No space constraints or color figure charges • Immediate publication on acceptance • Inclusion in PubMed, CAS, Scopus and Google Scholar • Research which is freely available for redistribution Submit your manuscript at www.biomedcentral.com/submit Department of Dental Pathology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland Sporny Thyroid Research 2013, 6(Suppl 2):A56 http://www.thyroidresearchjournal.com/content/6/S2/A56 © 2013 Sporny; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.