Medullary thyroid carcinoma: including MEN 2A and MEN 2B syndromes.

  title={Medullary thyroid carcinoma: including MEN 2A and MEN 2B syndromes.},
  author={Frank Jay Quayle and Jeffrey F. Moley},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={89 3},
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare malignancy with several distinctive features that distinguish its management from other thyroid cancers. First, MTC may be sporadic (75% of cases), or may occur as a manifestation of the hereditary syndrome Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) (25% of cases). Additionally, while MTC is more difficult to cure than differentiated thyroid cancer and has higher rates of recurrence and mortality, it is usually a slow growing tumor compared with… CONTINUE READING


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