Is medullary thyroid cancer predictable? A prospective study of 86 patients with abnormal pentagastrin tests.

@article{Scheuba1999IsMT,
  title={Is medullary thyroid cancer predictable? A prospective study of 86 patients with abnormal pentagastrin tests.},
  author={Christian Scheuba and Klaus Kaserer and Andreas Weinh{\"a}usl and R Pandev and Alexandra Kaider and Christian Passler and Gerhard Prager and Heinrich Vierhapper and Oskar Arthur Haas and Bruno Niederle},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={126 6},
  pages={1089-95; discussion 1096}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective study was to distinguish biochemically between C-cell hyperplasia (CCH) and medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) before surgery. METHODS Eighty-six consecutive patients with an abnormal stimulated calcitonin level (> 100 pg/mL) underwent thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection. In sporadic MTC, histopathologic findings and postoperative biochemical outcomes were documented prospectively and correlated with preoperative basal and stimulated calcitonin levels… CONTINUE READING