CQ50. Is Serum Thyroglobulin Measurement Useful as a Marker of Carcinoma Recurrence After Surgery?

  • Minoru Fujimori
  • Hisato Hara
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui


Thyroglobulin is a chief constituent of colloid in the thyroid follicles, which is vital for the synthesis of thyroid hormone. The serum thyroglobulin level of healthy people is around 30 ng/ml, but it decreases to nearly zero when thyroid tissue does not remain after total thyroidectomy. Whether thyroglobulin measurement is useful as a marker of recurrence after surgery for differentiated carcinoma is examined.


Thyroid Hormone Thyroid Carcinoma Total Thyroidectomy Thyroid Tissue Differentiate Thyroid Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Fujimori
    • 1
  • Hisato Hara
    • 2
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Breast SurgeryTokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical CenterAmimachi, InashikigunJapan
  2. 2.Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Clinical Science, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Thoracic and Thyroid SurgeryTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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