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A Case of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B early Diagnosis by RET Proto-oncogene Analysis and Proplactic TotalThyroidetomy

 Bum Sik Kim  ;  Young Jun Rhie  ;  Hong Koh  ;  Duk Hee Kim  ;  Seung Hoon Choi 
 Journal of Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (대한소아내분비학회지), Vol.11(1) : 104-109, 2006 
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 Journal of Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (대한소아내분비학회지) 
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Multiple endocrine neoplasia ; Medullary thyroid carcinoma ; RET proto-oncogene ; Prophylactic thyroidectomy
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN 2B) is a rare autosomal-dominant hereditary syndrome which includes medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), pheochoromocytoma, multiple ganglioneuromas, gastrointestinal disorders and marfanoid face. MTC is the main cause of death in patients that have not received early and prophylactic treatment. Clinically useful direct DNA tests have recently been available to identify gene carriers before any clinical or biochemical abnormalities are present. Prophylactic total thyroidectomy is recommended to affected children at an early stage of the disease to prevent the development of metastases of MTC. We report a case of MEN 2B patient who was diagnosed by RET proto-oncogene analysis and performed prophylactic total thyroidectomy.
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Koh, Hong(고홍) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3660-7483
Kim, Duk Hee(김덕희)
Rhie, Young Jun(이영준)
Choi, Seung Hoon(최승훈)
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