Calcitonin, carcinoembryonic antigen and neuron-specific enolase in medullary thyroid carcinoma.


Calcitonin, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and neuron specific enolase (NSE) were studied in the thyroid glands of patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 2a, 2b, and with sporadic thyroid carcinomas (MTC). Calcitonin, CEA and NSE were localized in normal C-cells, hyperplastic C-cells, and in MTC. While the distribution of calcitonin and CEA… (More)


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