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ea0014p364 | (1) | ECE2007

Comparison between serum calcitonin (CT) levels following Pentagastrin (Pg) and Calcium (CA) stimulus

Bottici Valeria , Sculli Mariangela , Renzini Giulia , Passannanti Paolo , Lucchetti Fabiana , Grasso Lucia , Pinchera Aldo , Elisei Rossella

Serum CT is the most specific marker of Medullary Thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Although Pg test is the most frequently used to induce CT secretion, the poor availability of Pg makes it necessary to look for different agents. Aim of this work was to compare the induction of CT secretion following 2 different stimuli in the same patient. We studied 25 patients (14 females, 11 males; mean age 50±15 yrs; range 12–77 yrs). All patients were subjected to both tests by injectio...

ea0014p365 | (1) | ECE2007

Usefulness of calcitonin (CT) measurement in wash-out fluid from fine needle aspiration biopsy in thyroid nodules of patients with dectectable serum CT

Renzini Giulia , Rago Teresa , Passannanti Paolo , Viola David , Cosci Barbara , Molinaro Eleonora , Grasso Lucia , Lucchetti Fabiana , Vitti Paolo , Pinchera Aldo , Elisei Rossella

Up to now there isn’t any study to validate the CT measurement in wash-out-fluid from FNAB in the diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). To demonstrate the usefulness of CT measurement in wash-out fluid from FNAB in thyroid nodules, we have retrospectively analyzed 25 cases with detectable serum CT in which CT measurement in wash-out-fluid from FNAB, citology and histological examination were available. In 7 cases CT level was <10 pg/ml: cytology was negative in...