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Pheochromocytoma in an 8-year-old patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A: Implications for screening
Article first published online: 19 JUL 2013
Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume 108, Issue 4, pages 203–206, September 15, 2013
How to Cite
Rowland, K. J., Chernock, R. D. and Moley, J. F. (2013), Pheochromocytoma in an 8-year-old patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A: Implications for screening. J. Surg. Oncol., 108: 203–206. doi: 10.1002/jso.23378
- Issue published online: 16 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 19 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUN 2013
- National Institutes of Health. Grant Number: T32 CA009621
- multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2;
Childhood pheochromocytoma in the setting of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) remains rare and has not been reported under the age of 12. We present an 8-year-old female with known MEN 2A, C634Y RET mutation, diagnosed with a 6 cm pheochromocytoma requiring laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Given this patient's age at diagnosis, screening guidelines should recommend annual screening beginning at age 8 for patients with MEN 2B or MEN 2A codons 630 or 634 RET mutations. J. Surg. Oncol. 2013 108:203–206. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.