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International Journal of Endocrinology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 571606, 7 pages
Twenty Years of Experience with the Preoperative Diagnosis of Medullary Cancer in a Moderately Iodine-Deficient Region
1Thyroid Outpatient Department, Bugat Hospital, 6 Fenyves Street, Matrafured, Gyongyos 3232, Hungary
2Department of Pathology, Bugat Hospital, Dozsa Gyorgy Street, Gyongyos 3200, Hungary
3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Honved Hospital, 44 Robert Karoly Avenue, Budapest 1134, Hungary
4Department of Surgery, Telki Hospital, Telki 2089, Hungary
Received 9 December 2012; Revised 20 January 2013; Accepted 30 January 2013
Academic Editor: A. L. Barkan
Copyright © 2013 Tamas Solymosi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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