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Genetics of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasias (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 02/14/2014

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Changes to This Summary (02/14/2014)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.


Updated statistics with estimated new cases for 2014 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 7).

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2

Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2014 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 26).

Added text about a retrospective series of 96 patients who underwent surgical resection for hereditary pheochromocytoma that concluded that cortical-sparing surgery is a viable option for patients with hereditary pheochromocytoma, but ongoing surveillance for new or recurrent disease is necessary, especially in those who undergo a laparoscopic procedure (cited Grubbs et al. as reference 222).

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