Calcitonin in thyroidectomized patients

Am J Med Sci. Mar-Apr 1978;275(2):159-64. doi: 10.1097/00000441-197803000-00005.

Abstract

Hypothyroid patients with total or near-total thyroidectomy were found to have detectable immunoreactive calcitonin in the serum and urine. These findings suggest that human calcitonin may be secreted by extrathyroidal tissues.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Calcitonin / blood
  • Calcitonin / metabolism*
  • Calcitonin / urine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radioimmunoassay
  • Thyroidectomy*

Substances

  • Calcitonin