Remarkable Calcifications in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

  • Mukut Roy Department of Endocrinology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Pranab Kumar Sahana Department of Endocrinology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Nilanjan Sengupta Department of Endocrinology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Chanchal Das Department of Endocrinology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Ranen Dasgupta Department of Endocrinology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Abstract

Various patterns of calcifications may be seen in thyroid cancers on ultrasonography (USG) of thyroid.1 Coarse calcifications seen in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) are generally associated with posterior shadowing on thyroid ultrasound.2 We briefly report this case of MTC with an emphasis on its radiological features

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Published
2014-05-25
How to Cite
Roy, M., Sahana, P. K., Sengupta, N., Das, C., & Dasgupta, R. (2014). Remarkable Calcifications in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 28(2), 169. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/74
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Images in Endocrinology