Medullary thyroid carcinoma--update and present management controversies.

  title={Medullary thyroid carcinoma--update and present management controversies.},
  author={Mahir A A Al-Rawi and Malcolm H. Wheeler},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={88 5},
INTRODUCTION Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare thyroid malignancy arising from the parafollicular C cells. It accounts for 5-10% of thyroid malignancies and occurs in sporadic and hereditary forms. There are still many controversial aspects relating to the diagnosis and management of this unusual tumour in its various forms. The present article addresses the more important of these issues. METHODS A literature review was performed using Pubmed database combined with additional… CONTINUE READING


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