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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Gibson, Tracey N.; Coard, Kathleen C.; Newnham, Mark S.; Boyne, Michael S.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Pathology
Article Title
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B. A Case Report and Review of the Syndrome
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
51
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
251-253
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
This paper presents a case of the very rare multiple endocrine neoplasia Type 2B syndrome. It highlights that because of the presence of superficial neuromas in this condition, there is the possibility for early diagnosis. Recent knowledge of the molecular genetics of this syndrome and the ability to screen family members is also stressed since early thyroidectomy is now recommended to prevent the development of thyroid carcinoma which is the main determinant of prognosis.....
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