Prophylactic total thyroidectomy in 8-year-old girl with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A

Shih Ming Huang, Min Shin Kuo, Ying Tai Jin, Hsin Tzu Liu, Wen Pen Wang

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Abstract

We report a genetic carrier of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) who underwent prophylactic total thyroidectomy. The asymptomatic carrier of MEN 2A, an 8-year-old Taiwanese girl, was admitted for early thyroidectomy. Preoperative basal plasma concentrations of calcitonin and intact parathyroid hormone, and urine vanillylmandelic acid excretion, were normal. Ultrasonography of the thyroid was also normal. Pathology did not reveal any gross lesion but C-cell hyperplasia of the thyroid gland was found microscopically. Prophylactic total thyroidectomy is encouraged and is justified during the first decade of life for MEN 2A carriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume100
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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