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ea0041ep1109 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2016

Screening and follow up of an extended Hungarian family with familial medullary thyroid cancer

Valkusz Zsuzsanna , Sepp Krisztian , Gardi Janos , Patocs Attila

Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) originates from the parafollicular or C cells of the thyroid gland and represents approximately 10% of all thyroid malignancies. The operational classification of FMTC is four or more family members with MTC without objective evidence of pheochromocytoma (PC) and parathyroid hyperplasia. In multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) and familial medullary thyroid cancer (FMTC), the majority of germline mutations are restricted to specific p...

ea0022p31 | Adrenal | ECE2010

Adrenocortical cancer: any hope? case reports

Valkusz Zsuzsanna , Magony Sandor , Csajbok Eva , Gardi Janos , Kiss Ildiko , Julesz Janos

Adrenocortical cancer is a rare and heterogenous malignancy with incompletely understood pathogenesis and poor prognosis. Sometimes patients present with hormonal excess symptoms (e.g. virilization, CushingÂ’s syndrome) or local symptoms consistent with abdominal space-occupation (median tumor size at the time of diagnosis may be >10 cm). Three cases are presented to give an overview of how adrenocortical cancer is currently managed. Tumors typically appear inhomogenou...