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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.[2] Ammu Susheela, M.D. [3]

Overview

Neck ultrasound may be performed to detect medullary thyroid cancer. Presence of microcalcification and hypoechoic nodule are ultrasound features associated with increased thyroid cancer risk.

echocardiography/ultrasound

  • Neck ultrasound may be performed to detect medullary thyroid cancer.[1]
  • There is no specific sonographic features for the diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer. However, some ultrasound features associated with thyroid cancer risk include:

References

  1. Trimboli P, Nasrollah N, Amendola S, Rossi F, Ramacciato G, Romanelli F, Aurello P, Crescenzi A, Laurenti O, Condorelli E, Ventura C, Valabrega S (2012). "Should we use ultrasound features associated with papillary thyroid cancer in diagnosing medullary thyroid cancer?". Endocr. J. 59 (6): 503–8. doi:10.1507/endocrj.ej12-0050. PMID 22447142.



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