Session: MON 37-82-Pheochromocytoma & Paraganglioma
Poster Board MON-55
Family history is essential for genotyping and this was poorly documented in this cohort with only 37% having a documented family history. 1.8% had a documented history suspicious for a familial syndrome. CT was the most commonly used imaging modality used to locate a tumour. CT was performed in 94% patients. MRI was used as the sole localisation modality in 1 patient and 22.2% had an MRI and CT. MIBG scan was performed in 66.7% of patients.
We conclude that genetic testing is essential in the management of these tumours. We believe that genetic screening should be offered to all patients but where resources are limited, testing should be offered to all patients aged <50 and in those with suspicious clinical characteristics.
This study highlights the need for a dedicated care pathway in the management of PC and PG and the need for defined guidelines on the practice of genetic testing in these conditions.
Nothing to Disclose: RC, AG, PO, MB
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