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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

Overview

CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer.

CT Scan

Key CT findings in medullary thyroid acncer include:[1]

  • Both primary and metastatic lesions usually have irregular dense calcific foci within.
  • In the chest, bullae formation and pulmonary fibrosis may occur as a result of a desmoplastic reaction.

References

  1. Thyroid Cancer Cancer.gov (2015). http://www.cancer.gov/types/thyroid/hp/thyroid-treatment-pdq#link/stoc_h2_2- Accessed on October, 29 2015



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