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Medullary thyroid carcinoma in ethnic Chinese with MEN2A: A case report and literature review.
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PMID:  23331839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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 a later age. We report a case of an ethnic Chinese girl with MEN2A codon 634 (C634R) mutation, whose operative specimen at prophylactic thyroidectomy at 4years 8months showed MTC. We advocate that management of MEN2A patients should be codon-directed, regardless of ethnicity.
Yirong Sim; Fabian Yap; Khee Chee Soo; Yee Low
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e43-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Paediatric Surgery, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore S229899, Singapore.
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