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Sporadic Medullary Microcarcinoma in a Young Patient - A Rare Case

S, Vijayshankar and K, Amita and M, Abhishek and D, Manjunath (2010) Sporadic Medullary Microcarcinoma in a Young Patient - A Rare Case. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

Sporadic medullary microcarcinoma of thyroid is a rare disease detected usually in 0.15% of all thyroid malignancy. We report a case of sporadic medullary microcarcinoma (MMC) of thyroid in a 24 year old male presenting as solitary thyroid nodule. There was no family history of medullary carcinoma of thyroid. Although medullary carcinoma in a familial setting have been reported, sporadic MMC is rare especially in a young patient.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Medullary microcarcinoma; Sporadic; Solitary thyroid nodule
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7123
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:22 Nov 2010 14:19
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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