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Measurement of calcitonin in nodular thyroid disease approach: The experience of a tertiary centre

Benido Silva Vânia , Teresa Pereira Maria , Carlos Oliveira José , Freitas Cláudia , Helena Cardoso Maria

Introduction: It is universally accepted that calcitonin (CT), a hormone secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid, is a specific, sensitive and early marker of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (CMT), with higher diagnostic accuracy than fine needle aspiration biopsy(FNAB). However, the routine measurement of serum CT during assessment of nodular thyroid disease (NTD) remains controversial due to rarity of this cancer and possible false positive results.<p class="abst...