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A 49 year old man is found to have a solitary neck nodule on physical examination. Laboratory studies reveal an elevated calcitonin level and fine needle aspiration confirms a diagnosis of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid. Which of the following disease processes might the physician be concerned to look for in this patient?

a. Hyperparathyroidism

b. Papillary thyroid carcinoma

c. Pituitary adenoma

d. Subacute thyroiditis

e. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
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a. Hyperparathyroidism