Pheochromocytoma in an 8-year-old patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A: Implications for screening

Kathryn J. Rowland, Rebecca D. Chernock, Jeffrey F. Moley

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of surgical oncology
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • adrenalectomy
  • multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
  • pheochromocytoma
  • screening

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