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An 8-year-old boy is brought to the physician by ...

Serum calcitonin concentration

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Marfanoid habitus + Mucosal neuromas + Neck mass = MEN 2B (PMM) Pheo, Medullary thyroid CA (Calcitonin secreting), mucosal neuromas

thotcandy  I knew it was MEN2B but forgot medullary ca of Thyroid is parafollicular/c cells which means Calcitonin, not T3/T4 Other answers: AntiThyroglobulin: Hashimoto's (or other thyroiditis) Dexamethasone suppression test: positive/suppressed in pituitary adenoma (acth secreting), negative/unresponsive in Adrenal hyperplasia/adenoma (suppressed by high dose) or ectopic acth (unresponsive to high dose) Serum TSH test: for papillary or follicular ca, thyroid adenomas are usually cold but could also cause HyperT TSHR antibodies: graves disease, hyperT +1