Medullary thyroid carcinoma is the first neoplastic manifestation in MEN 2, the only consistently malignant neoplasm in all phenotypical variants, and the most common cause of death in affected patients. Recent advances in genetic profiling and stratification of RET codon mutations have contributed to accurate genotype-phenotype correlation, proper genetic counseling, targeted surveillance, and timing and extent of prophylactic thyroidectomy in accordance with the natural history of this hereditary syndrome. Genetic testing in high-risk family members is strongly recommended. The available current data indicate superiority of surgical prophylaxis compared with biochemical surveillance in reducing MTC risk in carriers of RET mutations.
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