[Total thyroidectomy in a young girl presenting C cell hyperplasia at the time of a family screening for medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland].
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Jan 01, 1993
The authors report on the case of a 5,8 year-old girl whose father died of medullary thyroid carcinoma. When she was 4,5 year-old, her physical examination was normal but plasma calcitonin and katacalcin (PDN-21) levels were abnormally high in response to pentagastrin infusion. Total thyroidectomy was performed and immunohistochemical staining showed confluent C-cell hyperplasia. No recurrence occurred in this patient over four years on follow-up.
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