Long-term course of patients with persistent hypercalcitoninemia after apparent curative primary surgery for medullary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Heerden1990LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term course of patients with persistent hypercalcitoninemia after apparent curative primary surgery for medullary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Jon A. van Heerden and Clive S. Grant and Hossein Gharib and Ian D. Hay and Duane M. Ilstrup},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={212 4},
  pages={395-400; discussion 400-1}
}
Thirty-one patients with persistent hypercalcitoninemia after seemingly adequate primary operation for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) were followed for a mean period of 11.9 years after operation. Ten patients had sporadic MTC and the remaining patients were members of families with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)--either MEN 2A (15 patients) or MEN… CONTINUE READING