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Medullary thyroid carcinoma with micronodular lung metastases: a case report with an emphasis on the imaging findings.
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PMID:  20490356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Medullary thyroid carcinoma is a rare malignancy that arises from calcitonin-producing C-cells and frequently metastasizes to lymph nodes in the neck. Distant metastases may involve bone, lung, and liver. The infrequent number of cases limits the clinical nature and ability to optimize diagnostic tools. Here, we present a case of a micronodular radiographic pattern in metastatic medullary thyroid cancer in order to enhance awareness of the disease process. A case discussion and relevant review of the literature are provided.
Authors:
Nina Ventura; Edson Marchiori; Gláucia Zanetti; Antonio Muccillo; Mariana Leite Pereira; Guilherme Abdalla; Pedro Martins; Carolina Lamas Constantino; Rodrigo Canellas; Viviane Brandão; Romulo Varella de Oliveira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-21     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  616580     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 21941.913, Brazil.
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