Medullary thyroid carcinoma in ethnic Chinese with MEN2A: a case report and literature review.

@article{Sim2013MedullaryTC,
  title={Medullary thyroid carcinoma in ethnic Chinese with MEN2A: a case report and literature review.},
  author={Yirong Sim and Fabian Kok-Peng Yap and Khee Chee Soo and Yee Low},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={e43-6}
}
Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC) is the most common cause of death in MEN patients. It is curative by prophylactic total thyroidectomy, but controversies remain as to the optimal timing for prophylactic thyroidectomy. The current recommendation is for prophylactic total thyroidectomy before age 5, but a recent study suggested that in the ethnic Chinese, even "high risk" mutations did not result in early malignant change, and it was suggested that prophylactic thyroidectomy may be performed at… CONTINUE READING
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