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A rare RET mutation in an Indian pedigree with familial medullary thyroid carcinoma


 Department of Endocrinology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Roopa Vijayan,
Department of Endocrinology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_639_19

PMID: 33402557

Familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC) is a variant of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) associated with the RET gene mutation. We report a rare RET mutation of c.2671T>G; p.Ser891Ala in Exon 15 of the RET gene in an Indian pedigree where seven family members out of 14 screened were found to be positive for the same. RET genetic analysis should be considered as an early approach in the diagnosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) since it improves the prognosis and permits surveillance of other family members.




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