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Hae Won Chung  (Chung HW) 2 Articles
A Case of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Combined with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A.
Ja kyung Kim, Hae Won Chung, Hye Sun Seo, Dae Jung Kim, Sang Su Chung, Young Duk Song, Kuk Hwan Kwon, Yoon Mi Jin, Mi Kyung Lee, Sung Kil Lim, Il Jin Kim, Hio Chung Kang, Jae Hyun Park, Jae Gahb Park
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2002;17(5):730-738.   Published online October 1, 2002
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Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 2A is a syndrome of medullary thyroid carcinomas, pheochromocytomas and parathyroid hyperplasia. The simultaneous occurrence of medullary, and papillary, thyroid carcinomas is rare because they are derived from, apparently, different germ layers, the former from the neuroectoderm and the latter from the endoderm. We report a case of a papillary thyroid carcinoma, combined with a medullary thyroid carcinoma, in a patient with MEN type 2A. Molecular genetic studies for screening a RET proto-oncogene mutation revealed a point mutation in codon 631 on chromosome 10, which is reported as highly uncommon in MEN type 2A.
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A Case of Metastatic Pulmonary Calcification in Primary Hyperparathyroidism.
Kwang Eun Lee, Hae Jin Kim, Si Hoon Lee, Sang Woon Bae, Eun Seok Kang, Hae Won Chung, Hye Sun Seo, Dae Jung Kim, Sang Soo Chung, Sun Jung Kim, Young Duk Song, Sung Kil Lim
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2002;17(4):583-588.   Published online August 1, 2002
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Metastatic calcification is the deposition of calcium, in previously normal tissue, as a result of elevated plasma calcium and phosphorus product levels and has been reported in patients with parathyroid adenoma, parathyroid carcinoma, hyperparathyroidism due to chronic renal failure, vitamin D intoxication, and osteolytic bone tumors, such as multiple myelomas. The lungs are the most common site of metastatic calcification. We have experienced metastatic pulmonary calcification in a case of primary hyperparathyroidism. A 55-year old woman was admitted due to general weakness. From the laboratory evaluation, hypercalcemia and excess production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) were noted. technetium-99m-labelled sestamibi scintigraphy indicated an intense uptake in the lower pole area of the left thyroid gland, suggestive of a parathyroid adenoma. A technetium-99m phosphate (99mTc-MDP) bone scan showed increased uptakes in both lungs. A parathyroid lobectomy was performed, and primary hyperparathyroidism, due to a parathyroid adenoma, was finally diagnosed. A follow-up 99mTc-MDP bone scan showed the disappearance of the metastatic pulmonary calcification, with the clinical symptoms and biochemical parameters normalizing after 6 months.
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