CQ51. Are Measurements of Calcitonin and CEA Useful as Markers of Recurrence After Surgery for Medullary Carcinoma?

  • Minoru Fujimori
  • Hisato Hara
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui


Medullary thyroid carcinoma originates from parafollicular c-cells, which secrete calcitonin. Since medullary carcinoma cells also secrete calcitonin, this CQ examined whether calcitonin is a marker of recurrence. The same study was performed for CEA.


Thyroid Carcinoma Chronic Renal Failure Neuroendocrine Tumor Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Distant Recurrence 
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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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