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Percutaneous aspiration for hormone levels in the diagnosis of functioning endocrine tumors.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiovascular and interventional radiology
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
1
Pages
73–77
Identifiers
PMID: 2044133
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Percutaneous aspiration to measure hormone levels in suspected functioning endocrine adenomas has been performed in 23 suspected cases of parathyroid adenomas, 7 cases of ACTH-producing thoracic carcinoid tumors, and 1 case of gastrinoma. When tumors secrete hormone or peptide markers, the biochemical assay can replace cytology to identify the lesion with greater specificity and at less expense.

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