Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Pheochromocytoma is a frequent indicator of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A); in the 35 French MEN 2A families in which a pheochromocytoma occurred first in some affected members, 30% of the patients had a pheochromocytoma as the first manifestation constituting 45% of all patients with pheochromocytomas. The finding of a pheochromocytoma is a strong indication for a search for medullary thyroid carcinoma and for initiating family screening.