Single-step surgical treatment of adrenal pheochromocytoma and medullary thyroid carcinoma in Sipple's syndrome

A. Ambrosi, G. Fabiano, A. Pezzolla, D. Errico, M. Iacobone, G. Barone, A. Fersini, M. Battaglia, G. Carrieri, P. Ditonno, A. Traficante, F. P. Selvaggi, A. Pirrelli, A. Nardecchia, A. Furino, G. Carravetta, A. Taccaliti, L. Riccialdelli, M. Giovagnetti, F. Mantero

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Abstract

In Sipple's syndrome the combination of medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma causes problems in choosing and timing the different surgical options. If the malignancy is located in the thyroid, then priority must be given to the adrenals due to possible cardiovascular complications. The case described in this paper was treated by single-step surgery with bilateral adrenelectomy followed by total thyroidectomy and functional lymph node dissection in the neck.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalChirurgia
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Adrenalec-tomy
  • Carcinoma
  • Lymph node excision
  • Medullary thyroid
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Ret-proto-oncogene
  • Sipple's syndrome
  • Thyroid neoplasms
  • Thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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