thyroid carcinomamedical dictionary

<radiology> Papillary-follicular (75%), well-differentiated, 95% 5-yr survival with treatment, papillary may lead to neck nodes, follicular may lead to lungs, bone (haematogenous), anaplastic (20%), older patients, prognosis poor, medullary (5%), C cells, associated with pheochromocytoma (MEN-2 and MEN-3) see also: hot and cold nodules on radionuclide studies, risk factors

(12 Dec 1998)