Orolabial signs are important clues for diagnosis of the rare endocrine syndrome MEN 2B. Presentation of two unrelated cases

@article{Sallai2007OrolabialSA,
  title={Orolabial signs are important clues for diagnosis of the rare endocrine syndrome MEN 2B. Presentation of two unrelated cases},
  author={Agnes Sallai and {\'E}va Hossz{\'u} and P{\'e}ter Gergics and K{\'a}roly R{\'a}cz and Gyoergy Fekete},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={167},
  pages={441-446}
}
Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes (MEN) are genetic disorders with glandular hyperplasia and consecutive malignant neoplasia. MEN type 2B is the least common form of these tumor syndromes. It presents with typical dysmorphic features, mucosal neuromas, ganglioneuromatosis, medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and phaeochromocytoma. The prognosis depends on the presence of MTC. We have surprisingly found two unrelated patients with this syndrome at our department within two weeks. In the… CONTINUE READING

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