Predictive value of preablation stimulated thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin/thyroid-stimulating hormone ratio in differentiated thyroid cancer.

@article{Lin2011PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of preablation stimulated thyroglobulin and thyroglobulin/thyroid-stimulating hormone ratio in differentiated thyroid cancer.},
  author={Yansong Lin and Tianjun Li and Jun Liang and Xiaoyi Li and Liheng Qiu and Shasha Wang and Yonghui Chen and Zengshou Kang and Fang Li},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={1102-5}
}
PURPOSE Recent studies have shown that thyroglobulin (Tg) concentration is a useful tumor marker in follow-up of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients after thyroidectomy and subsequent radioiodine (I-131) therapy. However, its role is controversial after total or near-total thyroidectomy before the first I-131 ablative treatment. So, we used thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels to normalize predictive values of Tg for DTC. METHODS The study was a retrospective analysis. A total of… CONTINUE READING