medullary carcinoma


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medullary carcinoma

[mə′dəl·ə·rē ‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A form of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, usually of the breast, grossly well circumscribed, gray-pink, and firm. Also known as encephaloid carcinoma.
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22,33,34) Secondly, coarse calcifications in a hypoechoic nodule (Figures 6 and 13) also indicate the need for cytologic evaluation, as these nodules may represent either papillary or medullary carcinoma.
Calcitonin level was elevated, and a subsequent modified total thyroidectomy was performed, revealing medullary carcinoma of thyroid with nodal metastases.
Medullary carcinoma may be considered by virtue of the syncytial growth pattern of tumor cells and the lymphoplasmacellular infiltrate within the background.
In fine-needle aspiration samples, HTT is often interpreted as papillary carcinoma or occasionally as medullary carcinoma.
Outcome of patients with renal medullary carcinoma treated in the era of targeted therapies: A multicenter experience.
The malignancies included 4 papillary carcinomas and 1 medullary carcinoma.
Study patients included 24 women with intraductal carcinoma, 15 women with mucinous carcinoma, 5 women with in situ lobular carcinoma, 2 women with medullary carcinoma, and 14 women with breast diseases but no evidence of cancer.
The remaining cases are classified as either undifferentiated (3-5% of cases) and medullary carcinoma (1-2% of cases).
The concern here was that misclassification of atypical medullary carcinoma might result in the withholding of adjuvant therapy explained Dr.
Regulatory peptides and other neuroendocrine markers in medullary carcinoma of the thyroid.