PMID: 1169097Jul 5, 1975Paper

Diarrhoeae in thyroid medullary carcinoma: role of prostaglandins and therapeutic effect of nutmeg

British Medical Journal
J A BarrowmanJ T Wright


In a patient with medullary carcinoma of the thyroid with pulmonary metastases who presented with diarrhoea and steatorrhoea large amounts of prostaglandin-like material were present in peripheral blood, and some was extracted from the tumour. The diarrhoea which persisted after thyroidectomy responded to treatment with nutmeg.


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