Prophylactic thyroidectomy in MEN 2A syndrome

Franco Mattavelli, Ettore Seregni, Paola Collini, Barbara Pasini, Antonella Aiello, Carmen Barbaccia, Gabriella Bimbi, Stefano Riccio, Sergio Santamaria

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Genetic testing is the appropriate procedure in MEN 2A syndrome for the early diagnosis of medullary carcinoma even at a preclinical stage. Prophylactic total thyrdidectomy represents the standard preventive and therapeutic surgical approach in the treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma in MEN 2A syndrome. Our experience has confirmed the presence of CCH and medullary thyroid carcinoma even in clinically negative patients, in agreement with reports in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003


  • Genetic tests
  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • Prophylactic total thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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