Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 Syndrome Presenting With Bowel Obstruction Caused by Intestinal Neuroma: Case Report

@article{Prabhu2004MultipleEN,
  title={Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 Syndrome Presenting With Bowel Obstruction Caused by Intestinal Neuroma: Case Report},
  author={M. Prabhu and R. Khouzam and Jonathan R Insel},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={97},
  pages={1130-1132}
}
We present the case of a 23-year-old male with a history since early childhood of lip and tongue mucosal neuromas. At the age of 19, he was diagnosed with both medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma within 1 year. These findings, with his marfanoid habitus, led to the diagnosis of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2B) syndrome. This was confirmed by a positive RET proto-oncogene. On this admission, he presented with an intestinal obstruction. Abdominal exploration revealed an… Expand
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