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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Introduction

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 is available below.

Symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

  • Treatment is dependant upon the type of tumor that is present, its location, staging and any hormonal abnormalities that may be present. Treatment includes:
  • Medical management of hormonal abnormalities - often as a temporizing measure before surgery
  • Surgical excision of tumors - mainstay of treatment
  • Chemo and radiotherapy may be utilized in specific circumstances
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Definitions of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2:

A type of multiple endocrine neoplasia characterized by a virtually 100% incidence of medullary thyroid carcinoma, a 50% incidence of pheochromocytoma, and a lesser incidence of parathyroid adenomas associated with hyperparathyroidism. The condition is always transmitted through autosomal dominant inheritance. Genetic testing can identify individuals with the trait in early infancy. Treatment is usually excision of the enlarged parathyroid glands. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp1172-75) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, or a subtype of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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