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Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

  • Friedhelm Raue

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 125)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Biological Aspects of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    1. F. Raue, A. Zink, H. Scherübl
      Pages 1-18
    2. S. Schröder, K. Holl, B. C. Padberg
      Pages 19-45
  3. Clinical and Diagnostic Aspects of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

  4. Therapeutic Procedure in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    1. H. Dralle, G. F. W. Scheumann, J. Kotzerke, E. G. Brabant
      Pages 167-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book

Introduction

Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma is a rare thyroid tumor originating from neural crest cells, the C-cell that implies several special features, secretion of different neuroendocrine markers, association with other endocrine tumors and familial appearance. The familial variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma allows an early detection by biochemical and genetic testing. At that stage acceptable surgical treatment will cure the patient. The sporadic form of medullary thyroid carcinoma will be diagnosed in a progressive stage, but adequate surgical procedure can cure these patients too. Long term survival depends on stage, age, sex, and variant of the disease and seems to be as good as in other differentiated thyroid cancers.

Keywords

Calcitonin Karzinom Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Medulläres Schilddrüsenkarzinom Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 Multiple endocrine Neoplasie Typ 2 cancer carcinoma epidemiology imaging imaging techniques pathology screening tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedhelm Raue
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung Innere Medizin I — Endokrinologie und Stoffwechsel, KlinikumRuprecht Karls-Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84749-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84751-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84749-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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