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JADA Continuing Education: Multiple endocrine neoplasia in an orthodontic patient: Interprofessional diagnostic and treatment implications.
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PMID:  23024306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: /st> Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B (MEN 2B), is an autosomal-dominant condition characterized by the development of multiple endocrine tumors. All affected people develop an aggressive form of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). Without early prophylactic thyroidectomy, the prognosis for patients with MEN 2B is poor; the average age at death is 21 years.
CASE DESCRIPTION: /st> The authors present a case of a 16-year-old girl who had a diagnosis of MEN 2B and was treated successfully for metastatic MTC.
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: /st> Given the striking orofacial manifestations of MEN 2B (marfanoid habitus; dolichocephaly; everted and thickened lips; mucosal neuromas on lips, tongue, buccal mucosa and eyelids), dental professionals are well positioned to recognize the disorder. Early identification of patients with the condition permits screening for preclinical thyroid disease, molecular genetic testing, counseling and lifesaving thyroid surgery.
Joanne M Collins; Shahid I Chaudhry; Daljit S Gill; Stephen R Porter
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  143     ISSN:  1943-4723     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1093-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Dr. Collins is a consultant orthodontist, Department of Orthodontics, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLHT) Eastman Dental Hospital, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD, England.
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