Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (MEN2) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 01, 2022
  • Author: Ranjodh Singh Gill, MD, FACP, CCD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis of MEN2 is extensive and encompasses all of its components. Note the following:

  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma should be considered in any patient with suspicious thyroid nodules
  • Hereditary pheochromocytomas may occur with the following conditions: Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, von Recklinghausen disease (neurofibromatosis), Sturge-Weber syndrome, tuberous sclerosis
  • Hereditary hyperparathyroidism may occur with the following conditions: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), familial hyperparathyroidism, familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemiasture

Differential Diagnoses