Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (patient information)

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

Overview

What are the symptoms?

What are the causes?

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

When to seek urgent medical care?

Treatment options

Where to find medical care for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

Overview

What are the symptoms of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

What causes multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 is detected by gene testing or, when gene testing is unavailable or yields a negative result, by laboratory tests that measure hormone levels. Less often, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 is diagnosed based on an individual's medical and family history.

When to seek urgent medical care?

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Treatment options

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 cannot be cured, but regular testing can detect the problems caused by multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. Tumors may grow for many years before serious complications develop.
  • Surgery is indicated for thyroid tumors, adrenal tumors and parathyroid tumors.

Where to find medical care for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2?

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Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

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