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Author Tubiana, M. ♦ Milhaud, G. ♦ Coutris, G. ♦ Lacour, J. ♦ Parmentier, C. ♦ Bok, B.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Seven patients with medullary carcinoma of the thyroid were investigated, and the thyrocalcitonin activity of the primary tumours, metastatic deposits, and the serum was estimated. Medullary carcinomas of the thyroid with amyloid stroma contain 100 to 600 times more thyrocalcitonin than normal thyroid tissue, and lymph nodes with metastatic deposits are equally rich in the hormone. High values of thyrocalcitonin are also found in the blood of these patients. Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid with amyloid stroma is the first disease to be recognized in which there is hypersecretion of thyrocalcitonin.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal
ISSN 00071447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1968-10-12
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 5623
Page Count 3
Starting Page 87
Ending Page 89

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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)