The prognosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) depends on the completeness of the first surgical treatment. To date, it is not possible to predict whether the tumor has been completely removed after surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of an intraoperative calcitonin monitoring as a predictor of the final outcome after surgery in patients with MTC.

A decrease of calcitonin serum concentrations less than 50 percent 30 minutes after thyroid surgery suggests incomplete C-cell tumor tissue removal / Faggiano, A; Milone, F; Ramundo, V; Chiofalo, M G; Ventre, I; Giannattasio, R; Severino, R; Lombardi, G; Colao, A; Pezzullo, L. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM. - ISSN 1945-7197. - 95:9(2010), pp. E32-E36. [10.1210/jc.2010-0045]

A decrease of calcitonin serum concentrations less than 50 percent 30 minutes after thyroid surgery suggests incomplete C-cell tumor tissue removal

Faggiano, A;Ramundo, V;
2010

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The prognosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) depends on the completeness of the first surgical treatment. To date, it is not possible to predict whether the tumor has been completely removed after surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of an intraoperative calcitonin monitoring as a predictor of the final outcome after surgery in patients with MTC.
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