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What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b?

What is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b?

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: A rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple tongue neuromas and medullary thyroid carcinoma.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: A type of multiple endocrine neoplasia occurring as an isolated congenital presentation or as a distinct autosomal dominant disease. It is characterized by the 100% incidence of medullary thyroid carcinoma and frequent pheochromocytomas; patients seldom exhibit hyperparathyroidism. It is distinguished from MEN 2a by its characteristic physical appearance resulting from numerous neural defects including mucosal neuromas of the eyelids, lips, and tongue. The neural abnormalities also include widespread neurogangliomatosis of the gastrointestinal tract leading to abnormal gut motility. Treatment usually requires total thyroidectomy following evaluation for the presence of pheochromocytomas.
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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: Introduction

Types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b:

Broader types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b:

How serious is Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b?

Complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: see complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

What causes Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b?

Causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: see causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

What are the symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b?

Symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: see symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

Complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: see complications of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

Can anyone else get Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b?

More information: see contagiousness of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b
Inheritance: see inheritance of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b.
Treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: see treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b
Research for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: see research for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

Name and Aliases of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

Main name of condition: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b

Other names or spellings for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b:

multiple neuroma syndrome

Gorlin-Vickers syndrome, MEN type 2b, Williams-Pollock syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: Related Conditions

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