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Cancer and Endocrine Tumors

This section concerns all aspects of endocrine tumours and cancer including, but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. Approximately 60% of adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are functional, and Cushing’s syndrome is the most frequent diagnosis that has been revealed to have a particularly poor prognosis. Since 30% of ACC present...

    Authors: Sawako Suzuki, Tomoki Minamidate, Akina Shiga, Yutarou Ruike, Kazuki Ishiwata, Kumiko Naito, Akiko Ishida, Hanna Deguchi, Masanori Fujimoto, Hisashi Koide, Ichiro Tatsuno, Jun-ichiro Ikeda, Yuto Yamazaki, Hironobu Sasano and Koutaro Yokote

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:173

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  2. Recent study showed that individuals with type 2 diabetes have a high risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC), in which Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) plays a pivotal role. We conducted...

    Authors: Xiaohai Zhou, Ning Lin, Mingjie Zhang, Xiaoling Wang, Ye An, Qing Su, Peng Du, Bo Li and Hanbei Chen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:170

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  3. Primary nasopharyngeal lymphoma (NPL) is a very rare tumor of Waldeyer ring (WR) lymphoid tissue. It is challenging to differentiate lymphoma infiltration of pituitary from a pituitary adenoma, meningioma infi...

    Authors: Maryam Zahedi, Reyhane Hizomi Arani, Maryam Tohidi, Shirin Haghighi, Masoud Mehrpour and Farzad Hadaegh

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:163

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  4. A high-molecular-weight form of insulin-like growth factor-2 (IGF-2), known as “big” IGF-2, is occasionally produced by various tumor types, leading to hypoglycemia. Although solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a ...

    Authors: Keizo Kaneko, Shojiro Sawada, Chihiro Satake, Keiichi Kondo, Tomohito Izumi, Mamiko Tanaka, Junta Imai, Tetsuya Yamada, Hiroki Katsushima, Fumiyoshi Fujishima and Hideki Katagiri

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:148

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  5. Studies have shown that the response of bone mineral density (BMD) to parathyroidectomy for symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is heterogeneous and difficult to predict. However, the independent fa...

    Authors: Shuai Lu, Maoqi Gong, Yejun Zha, Aimin Cui, Chen Chen, Weitong Sun, Kehan Hua, Wei Tian and Xieyuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:141

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  6. The specific underlying pathogenesis of prolactinoma has not been clarified yet, to the best of our knowledge. p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling including p38α MAPK (MAPK14), p38β (MAPK11),...

    Authors: Qiao-yan Ding, Yu Zhang, Li Ma, Yong-gang Chen, Jin-hu Wu, Hong-feng Zhang and Xiong Wang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:138

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  7. Cushing’s syndrome has been described as a complex endocrine disorder characterized with high cortisol concentration. Correct and early diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome is challenging. According to the latest g...

    Authors: Huiwen Tan, Dawei Chen, Yerong Yu, Kai Yu, Weiming He, Bowen Cai, Su Jiang, Ying Tang, Nanwei Tong and Zhenmei An

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:116

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  8. Colorectal cancer (CRC), which is related with insulin resistance, is a one of the most common cancers. Triglyceride-glucose index (TyG index) was made for a marker of insulin resistance. We conducted the inve...

    Authors: Takuro Okamura, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Masahide Hamaguchi, Akihiro Obora, Takao Kojima and Michiaki Fukui

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:113

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  9. Marital status proves to be an independent prognostic factor in a variety of cancers. However, its prognostic impact on gastric neuroendocrine neoplasms (G-NEN) has not been investigated.

    Authors: Yu-Jie Zhou, Xiao-Fan Lu, Kenneth I. Zheng, Qi-Wen Wang, Jin-Nan Chen, Qing-Wei Zhang, Fang-Rong Yan and Xiao-Bo Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:111

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  10. Takotsubo syndrome is an uncommon, acute, and reversible cardiomyopathy that occurs primarily in postmenopausal females. The clinical presentation of the syndrome resembles acute coronary syndrome, but coronar...

    Authors: Min Chen, Tong Zhao, Guoping Chen and Shenjiang Hu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:93

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  11. It is clinically emergent to further understand the pathological mechanism to advance therapeutic strategy for endocrine tumors. A high amount of secretory protein with tumorigenic triggers are thought to indu...

    Authors: Shuhei Morita, Ken Takeshima, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Yasushi Furukawa, Shohei Kishimoto, Tomoya Tsuji, Shinsuke Uraki, Hiroyuki Mishima, Akira Kinoshita, Yuichi Takahashi, Hidefumi Inaba, Hiroshi Iwakura, Hiroto Furuta, Masahiro Nishi, Asako Doi, Shin-ichi Murata…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:90

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  12. Thyroid hormone has been shown to be involved in carcinogenesis via its effects on cell proliferation pathways. The objective of this study is to determine the association between subclinical hypothyroidism (S...

    Authors: Juan Gómez-Izquierdo, Kristian B. Filion, Jean-Franҫois Boivin, Laurent Azoulay, Michael Pollak and Oriana Hoi Yun Yu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:83

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  13. Surgical resection of prolactinomas resistant to dopamine agonists is frequently incomplete due to fibrotic changes of the tumour under pharmacological therapy. In order to identify a subgroup of patients who ...

    Authors: Elle Vermeulen, Jean D’Haens, Tadeusz Stadnik, David Unuane, Kurt Barbe, Vera Van Velthoven and Sven Gläsker

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:68

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  14. Hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is mainly caused by germline mutations in the RET proto-oncogene, which accounts for 20–30% of all MTC according to foreign studies. However, no English literatures...

    Authors: Qin Huang, Aihua Hu and Mingsheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:64

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  15. Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome that secretes incompletely processed high molecular weight insulin growth factor 2 (big-IGF2), which results in stimulation of the in...

    Authors: Haruka Yamasaki, Ayako Itawaki, Miwa Morita, Hitomi Miyake, Masahiro Yamamoto, Hiroki Sonoyama, Sayuri Tanaka, Masakazu Notsu, Mika Yamauchi, Yusuke Fujii, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Izumi Fukuda, Shunji Ishihara and Keizo Kanasaki

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:60

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  16. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has become a well-established modality in the diagnosis, staging and follow-up of thyroid nodules. FNAC outcomes are routinely classified using the Bethesda System for Re...

    Authors: Busra Yaprak Bayrak and Ahmet Tugrul Eruyar

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:48

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  17. Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) display variable behaviors based on origin and grade. We assumed that both tumor origin and the location of metastasis may play a role in survival.

    Authors: Nikolaos A. Trikalinos, Benjamin R. Tan, Manik Amin, Jingxia Liu, Ramaswamy Govindan and Daniel Morgensztern

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:44

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  18. An accurate diagnosis for high-suspicion nodules based on the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines would reduce unnecessary invasive examinations. Elastography is a useful tool for discriminating...

    Authors: Li Hairu, Peng Yulan, Wang Yan, Ai Hong, Zhou Xiaodong, Yang Lichun, Yan Kun, Xiao Ying, Liu Lisha, Luo Baoming, Yong Qiang, Cong Shuzhen, Jiang Shuangquan, Fu Xin, Ma Buyun, Li Yi…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:43

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  19. Pituitary adenomas as multifactorial intracranial neoplasms impose a massive burden of morbidity on patients and characterizing the molecular mechanism underlying their pathogenesis has received considerable a...

    Authors: Nasrin Akbari, Mohammad Ghorbani, Vahid Salimi, Alimohammad Alimohammadi, Mohammad E. Khamseh, Hamideh Akbari, Mitra Nourbakhsh, Alireza Sheikhi, S. Fahimeh Taghavi and Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:39

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  20. Apart from PRKAR1A mutations in a subset of cyclical Cushing’s syndrome due to primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, the molecular basis of cyclical Cushing’s syndrome has not been investigated. We sp...

    Authors: Sunita M. C. De Sousa, Jim Manavis, Jinghua Feng, Paul Wang, Andreas W. Schreiber, Hamish S. Scott and David J. Torpy

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:18

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  21. Pituitary adenomas (PA) have an increased potential for relapse in one to 5 years after resection. In this study, we investigated the genetic differences in genomic DNA of primary and rapidly recurrent tumours...

    Authors: Raitis Peculis, Inga Balcere, Ilze Radovica-Spalvina, Ilze Konrade, Olivija Caune, Kaspars Megnis, Vita Rovite, Janis Stukens, Jurijs Nazarovs, Austra Breiksa, Aigars Kiecis, Ivars Silamikelis, Valdis Pirags and Janis Klovins

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:17

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  22. Nerves and neurotrophic growth factors are emerging promoters of cancer growth. The precursor for Nerve Growth Factor (proNGF) is overexpressed in thyroid cancer, but its potential role as a clinical biomarker...

    Authors: Christopher W. Rowe, Sam Faulkner, Jonathan W. Paul, Jorge M. Tolosa, Craig Gedye, Cino Bendinelli, Katie Wynne, Shaun McGrath, John Attia, Roger Smith and Hubert Hondermarck

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:128

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  23. The present study aimed to investigate the prognostic significance of preoperative main pancreatic duct dilation and the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (PD-NLR) in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) of t...

    Authors: Bo Zhou, Canyang Zhan, Jie Xiang, Yuan Ding and Sheng Yan

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:123

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  24. Benign thyroid nodules (BTN) are frequently diagnosed as papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), leading to unnecessary treatment. We found that plasma lncRNA DLG1-AS1 was upregulated in PTC patients but not in BTN...

    Authors: Tao He, Huan Wang, Jiangming Sun, Jie Wu, Fakuo Gong, Shujun Li, Hui Wang and Yufeng Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:122

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  25. Pituitary metastasis is a rare condition with a poor prognosis. Very few patients with pituitary metastasis are symptomatic. It is often associated with presence of co-existing metastases to other organs. Isol...

    Authors: Sirinart Sirinvaravong, Peeradon Vibhatavata, Paweena Chunharojrith, Pornsuk Cheunsuchon and Sutin Sriussadaporn

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:114

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  26. Cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules currently present a challenge for clinical decision-making. The main aim of our study was to determine whether the classifications, American College of Radiology (AC...

    Authors: Thayse Lozovoy Madsen Barbosa, Cleo Otaviano Mesa Junior, Hans Graf, Teresa Cavalvanti, Marcus Adriano Trippia, Ricardo Torres da Silveira Ugino, Gabriel Lucca de Oliveira, Victor Hugo Granella and Gisah Amaral de Carvalho

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:112

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  27. Clinical care of patients with cyclic Cushing’s syndrome (CS) is challenging. Classical pitfalls include incorrect subtyping, unnecessary surgical procedures and delayed definite treatment.

    Authors: Adriana Albani, Christina M. Berr, Felix Beuschlein, Marcus Treitl, Klaus Hallfeldt, Jürgen Honegger, Günter Schnauder and Martin Reincke

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:105

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  28. The relationship between breast cancer (BC) and thyroid disease (TD) is still controversial. The aim of the study was to investigate the possible coexistence of TD in patients with newly diagnosed BC and its c...

    Authors: Chiara Dobrinja, Serena Scomersi, Fabiola Giudici, Giulia Vallon, Alessio Lanzaro, Marina Troian, Deborah Bonazza, Andrea Romano, Fabrizio Zanconati, Nicolò de Manzini and Marina Bortul

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:104

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  29. Medullary thyroid carcinoma is a malignant uncommon and aggressive tumour of the parafollicular C cells. In about 75% of cases it is sporadic while, in case of RET mutation, it is associated to multiple endocr...

    Authors: Claudio Gambardella, Chiara Offi, Guglielmo Clarizia, Roberto Maria Romano, Immacolata Cozzolino, Marco Montella, Rosa Maria Di Crescenzo, Massimo Mascolo, Angelo Cangiano, Sergio Di Martino, Giancarlo Candela and Giovanni Docimo

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:103

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  30. Acromegaly is highly associated with thyroid disorders. However, the clinical characteristics of thyroid nodules in individuals with acromegaly who present with thyroid diseases have not been completely elucid...

    Authors: Dianshuang Xu, Bolin Wu, Xiaoju Li, Yunjiu Cheng, Dubo Chen, Yuefeng Fang, Qiu Du, Zhiyong Chen and Xiaodong Wang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:94

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  31. Endothelial cell-specific molecule-1 (ESM-1) is a biomarker associated with tumor progression in pituitary adenoma. We specifically focused on one type of pituitary adenoma, namely null cell adenoma (NCA) and ...

    Authors: Shousen Wang, Zhifeng Wu, Liangfeng Wei and Jianhe Zhang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:90

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  32. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), which is mostly caused by a parathyroid adenoma, is fairly common in postmenopausal women but is relatively rare in pregnant women. PHPT-induced pancreatitis during pregnanc...

    Authors: Jun Yang, Meng-jie Dong and Feng Chen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:82

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  33. Co-existing Cushing’s syndrome and primary aldosteronism caused by bilateral adrenocortical adenomas, secreting cortisol and aldosterone, respectively, have rarely been reported. Precise diagnosis and manageme...

    Authors: Kaiyun Ren, Jia Wei, Qilin Liu, Yuchun Zhu, Nianwei Wu, Ying Tang, Qianrui Li, Qianying Zhang, Yerong Yu, Zhenmei An, Jing Chen and Jianwei Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:63

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  34. Insulinoma is a rare tumour representing 1–2% of all pancreatic neoplasms and it is malignant in only 10% of cases. Locoregional invasion or metastases define malignancy, whereas the dimension (> 2 cm), CK19 s...

    Authors: Mariasmeralda Caliri, Valentina Verdiani, Edoardo Mannucci, Vittorio Briganti, Luca Landoni, Alessandro Esposito, Giulia Burato, Carlo Maria Rotella, Massimo Mannelli and Alessandro Peri

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:98

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  35. Malignant insulinoma is extremely rare and accounts for only 10% of total insulinoma cases. The goal of this study is to retrospectively analyze clinical data from 15 patients with malignant insulinoma treated...

    Authors: Jie Yu, Fan Ping, Huabing Zhang, Wei Li, Tao Yuan, Yong Fu, Kai Feng, Weibo Xia, Lingling Xu and Yuxiu Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:92

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  36. Thyroid lymphomas are an exceptional finding in patients with thyroid nodules. Burkitt’s lymphoma is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of thyroid lymphomas, and its prognosis depends on the earliness...

    Authors: Stella Bernardi, Andrea Michelli, Deborah Bonazza, Veronica Calabrò, Fabrizio Zanconati, Gabriele Pozzato and Bruno Fabris

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:86

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  37. The Ki-67 index in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) may change throughout the disease course. However, the definitive effect of Ki-67 variability on GEP-NENs remains unknown. The aims...

    Authors: Huiying Shi, Qin Zhang, Chaoqun Han, Ding Zhen and Rong Lin

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:51

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  38. Papillary thyroid carcinoma with pleomorphic tumor giant cells (PTC-PC) is characterized by the occurrence of bizarre, pleomorphic cells within a small area of a conventional PTC. The histologic distinction be...

    Authors: Johan O. Paulsson, Jan Zedenius and C. Christofer Juhlin

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:46

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  39. Pheochromocytoma, especially for noncatecholamine-secreting pheochromocytoma, is an extremely rare cause of ectopic corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) syndrome.

    Authors: Bao-Ping Wang, Lei-Lei Yang, Hao Wang, Qing He, Zhong-Shu Ma, Yi Lin, Chang-Xin Jiang, Hao-Ran Sun and Ming Liu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:41

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  40. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) presents the most serious health problems and contributes to the increased mortality in young women with Turner syndrome. Arterial hypertension in Turner syndrome patients is signi...

    Authors: Ji Yeon Shin, Bo Hyun Kim, Young Keum Kim, Tae Hwa Kim, Eun Heui Kim, Min Jin Lee, Jong Ho Kim, Yun Kyung Jeon, Sang Soo Kim and In Joo Kim

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:27

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  41. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-independent Cushing’s syndrome (CS) with bilateral cortisol-secreting adenomas has been rarely reported in the literatures. Precise recognition and management of this disorde...

    Authors: Jia Wei, Sheyu Li, Qilin Liu, Yuchun Zhu, Nianwei Wu, Ying Tang, Qianrui Li, Kaiyun Ren, Qianying Zhang, Yerong Yu, Zhenmei An, Jing Chen and Jianwei Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:22

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  42. Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome (EAS) is caused by tumours releasing ACTH. Ectopic ACTH-producing tumour regression is rarely induced using steroidogenesis inhibitors. We presented a case o...

    Authors: Hideyuki Iwayama, Sho Hirase, Yuka Nomura, Tatsuo Ito, Hiroyuki Morita, Kazuo Otake, Akihisa Okumura and Junko Takagi

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:19

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  43. Spontaneous haemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma is a rare and potentially life-threatening presentation.

    Authors: Aoife Garrahy, David Hogan, James Paul O’Neill and Amar Agha

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:35

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:42

  44. Adrenal corticomedullary mixed tumours are very rare. Its mechanism is rarely reported. Here we report the first case of a corticomedullary mixed tumour resembling a “small adrenal gland” with distinct arrange...

    Authors: Lian Duan, Fang Fang, Wanlei Fu, Zhenqiang Fang, Hui Wang, Shicang Yu, Zili Tang, Zhenqi Liu and Hongting Zheng

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:9

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  45. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the tool of choice for evaluating thyroid nodules with the majority classified as benign following initial assessment. However, concern remains about false negative resu...

    Authors: Nigel Glynn, Mark J. Hannon, Sarah Lewis, Patrick Hillery, Mohammed Al-Mousa, Arnold D. K. Hill, Frank Keeling, Martina Morrin, Christopher J. Thompson, Diarmuid Smith, Derval Royston, Mary Leader and Amar Agha

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:45

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  46. Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) originate from the enterochromaffin cells in the ileum and jejunum. The knowledge about genetic and epigenetic abnormalities is limited. Low mRNA expression lev...

    Authors: Katarina Edfeldt, Per Hellman, Gunnar Westin and Peter Stalberg

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2016 16:19

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