A 9 years boy with MEN-2B variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ

PubMedID: 23715371

Sattar MA, Hadi HI, Ekramuddoula FM, Hasanuzzaman SM. A 9 years boy with MEN-2B variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma. Mymensingh Med J. 2013;22(2):406-9.
To highlight a rare disease like multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)-2B variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma and to optimize the management option in such cases, we present a nine year old boy with thyroid swelling, cervical lymphadenopathy and thick lips. His calcitonin level was raised. Investigation's results of the boy were as following fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was medullary carcinoma of thyroid, preoperative calcitonin was >2000pg/ml, post operative histopathological report was medullary carcinoma. Total thyroidectomy with aggressive initial neck surgery may reduce the recurrence and increase better prognosis and survival rate. Calcitonin is used as diagnostic and follow-up marker.