C-cell hyperplasia


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C-cell hyperplasia

An increase in the size and function of the para-follicular cells of the thyroid, which is a precursor lesion of the familial (MEN 1, MEN2a, MEN 2) thyroid syndromes.
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C-cell hyperplasia in multiple endocrine neoplasia 2A has demonstrated monoclonality, down-regulated apoptosis, and tumor-suppressor gene abnormalities consistent with intraepithelial neoplasia.
C-cell hyperplasia preceding medullary thyroid carcinoma.
C-cell hyperplasia in thyroid tissue adjacent to follicular cell tumors.
C-cell hyperplasia associated with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis: a retrospective quantitative study of 112 cases.
C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid microcarcinoma.
Immunostains for collagen type IV discriminate between C-cell hyperplasia and microscopic medullary carcinoma in multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2a.