Journal of Research in Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-

Acromegaly and papillary thyroid carcinoma: A case series


Maryam Heidarpour, Hassan Rezvanian, Ali Kachuei 
 Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Hassan Rezvanian
Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Sedigheh Tahereh Research Complex, Khorram Street, Isfahan
Iran

Acromegaly is a rare chronic disease and associated with an increased risk of malignancy. The issue of the risk of thyroid cancer in these patients is a topic of debate, and the number of large case–control studies is very limited. Several studies indicated that a chronic excess insulin-like growth factor-1 stimulates the proliferation of various cell types and induces an antiapoptotic effect in thyroid follicular cells. In the literature, the risk of thyroid cancer was reported greater than five-fold. In this review, we will briefly summarize the studies available regarding thyroid cancer in patients with acromegaly and present three case reports.


How to cite this article:
Heidarpour M, Rezvanian H, Kachuei A. Acromegaly and papillary thyroid carcinoma: A case series.J Res Med Sci 2019;24:81-81


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Heidarpour M, Rezvanian H, Kachuei A. Acromegaly and papillary thyroid carcinoma: A case series. J Res Med Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];24:81-81
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