The importance of early diagnosis in patients with hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma.


Ninety-two patients from 12 kindreds with hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) were evaluated. We sought to determine if the stimulated plasma calcitonin (CT) level at the time of diagnosis was of prognostic significance. The patients were divided into four groups according to their preoperative stimulated plasma CT levels (1) 250-1,000 pg/ml (n=25… (More)


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