Prognostic value of early postoperative calcitonin level in medullary thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Girelli1994PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of early postoperative calcitonin level in medullary thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Maria Elisa Girelli and Sidney Ricardo Dotto and Davide Nacamulli and Michele Piccolo and Daniele De Vido and Tiziana Russo and Paolo Bernante and Maria Rosa Pelizzo and Benedetto Busnardo},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={1994},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={113-7}
}
AIMS Serum calcitonin (CT) assay is commonly used in the diagnosis and follow-up of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). The aim of this study was to ascertain whether serum CT levels, measured in the first few days after surgery, could be used to evaluate the efficacy of treatment. METHODS A group of 33 patients was studied. In all patients the follow-up was more than 20 months. RESULTS Preoperatively basal CT serum levels were high in all patients. Twenty-four hours after surgery CT serum… CONTINUE READING