Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


The Northern Ireland/Australian family with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) originally described in 1987 is presented with a revised and enlarged pedigree. Four members of the first generation studied have died. A seventh member of the second generation studied has developed medullary thyroid carcinoma and has progressed to surgery. None of the third generation members studied has shown any conclusive abnormality in metabolic screening tests. Each member of the third and fourth generations has had genetic counseling and (if appropriate) DNA analysis with gene probes close to the MEN 2A gene locus on chromosome 10. All members of this highly penetrant family have remained asymptomatic for their disease.



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