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35 Possible Causes for Calcitonin Increased, Neck Mass, Vocal Cord Paralysis

  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

    Sixteen years later, the patient presented with left neck mass detected by ultrasound in the area of thyroid bed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CONCLUSION: F-DOPA PET/CT is a clinically useful modality in MTC whenever the calcitonin level is increased.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] About 30% of patients have vocal cord paralysis, and cervical metastases are palpable on examination in 40% of patients.[emedicine.com]

  • De Quervain Thyroiditis

    A 65-year-old woman presented with a hoarse voice and an enlarging tender mass in the right side of the neck.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The thyroid, parathyroid, and neck masses othe than lymph nodes. In: Koss L, Melamed L, editors. Koss′ Diagnostic Cytology and its Histopathologic Basis. 5 th ed.[cytojournal.com] cord paralysis, and hypercalcemia. ( 22138076 ) Huang C....Wang X. 2012 49 What might cause pain in the thyroid gland?[malacards.org]

  • Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

    X-rays Alive with disease 10 (2 cases) 51/M Neck mass No Lung CR 131 I Alive with disease 59/M Neck mass Yes None CR 131 I Alive with disease 11 82/F Neck mass Yes Lung and[jjco.oxfordjournals.org] A 33-year-old female was referred to our hospital due to the increase in plasma calcitonin concentration and carcino-embryonic antigen 12 months after her total thyroidectomy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Rare but worrisome presentations include hoarseness due to vocal cord paralysis and obstruction of the airway or esophagus.[orpha.net]

  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma

    He also complained of a mass in his neck, which had grown slowly for over 5 years.[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com] Phrenic nerve Diaphragmatic paralysis Recurrent laryngeal N. Vocal cord paralysis. SVC Dilated neck & anterior chest wall veins. Pulmonary artery Pulmonary oligemia.[slideshare.net] A mass was noted over the left side of his neck and he stated that this had been present for more than 4 years.[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com]

  • Parathyroid Carcinoma

    Parathyroid carcinoma is a very rare endocrine malignancy, which usually presents with features of hypercalcaemia and a neck mass.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] its serum level ; calcitonin action is just an opposite.[en.wikipedia.org] The patient is a 57-year-old woman with long-standing right-sided vocal cord paralysis presented with a progressive 3 2 3 cm mass in the right neck.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Postpartum Thyroiditis

    cord paralysis Hospitalization and treatment with intravenous antibiotics (nafcillin plus gentamicin or a third-generation cephalosporin); abscess formation may necessitate[aafp.org] […] are usually normal Acute complications may include septicemia and acute airway obstruction; later sequelae of the acute infection may include transient hypothyroidism or vocal[aafp.org]

  • Thyroid Lymphoma

    EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Primary thyroid lymphoma should be suspected in patients with a rapidly enlarging neck mass, especially in women with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Medullary thyroid cancer begins in thyroid cells called C cells, which produce the hormone calcitonin.[mayoclinic.org] The patient presented here had complete recovery of vocal cord function following radiation therapy for a large thyroid lymphoma associated with vocal cord paralysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma

    There were no cervical lymphadenopathy or neck masses.[jpmsonline.com] If the clinical scenario raises the possibility of medullary thyroid carcinoma ( MTC ), a calcitonin blood test, genetic testing, or analysis of a biopsy specimen for calcitonin[mythyroid.com] Rare but worrisome presentations include hoarseness due to vocal cord paralysis and obstruction of the airway or esophagus.[orpha.net]

  • Differentiated Thyroid Gland Carcinoma

    The most common symptoms of anaplastic thyroid cancer are the rapid growth of a neck mass and changes to voice and and swallowing.[thyroidcancer.com] Plasma calcitonin levels are commonly increased before clinical evidence of MTC appears.[emedicine.medscape.com] Rare but worrisome presentations include hoarseness due to vocal cord paralysis and obstruction of the airway or esophagus.[orpha.net]

  • Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma

    Herein, we report a case of a 34 year old male who presented with a progressively enlarging neck mass.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Medullary thyroid cancer begins in thyroid cells called C cells, which produce the hormone calcitonin.[mayoclinic.org] Clinically, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma often presents as a quickly growing and firm lesion in the neck, and it may be associated with vocal cord paralysis, hoarseness, weight[path.upmc.edu]

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