A 28-year-old lady comes to the physician to explore the cuase of an endocrine disorder


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A 28-year-old lady comes to the physician to explore the cuase of an endocrine disorder. Physical examination reveals a solitary thyroid nodule. Laboratory studies showed an increased serum calcitonin level and a gastrin-induced rise in the secretion of calcitonin. A biopsy confirmed the presence of a carcinoma. The patient is scheduled for a total thyroidectomy. Which of the following is a potential complication of this treatment?

  • (A) Acromegaly
  • (B) Cretinism
  • © Hypertension
  • (D) Hypoparathyroidism
  • (E) Renal osteodystrophy

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