Introduction: Mutations in any of the subunits of the succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) complex predispose to PCC/PGL. Knowing the germline mutation is important for surveillance for recurrence, metastatic disease or more primary tumors and for screening affected family members. Expression of SDHB protein by immunohistochemistry (IHC) has been proposed as a surrogate marker for SDHx mutation status, with absent or decreased expression of SDHB suggesting the presence of a germline SDHB mutation or disruption of the SDH complex by mutation in another subunit.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference (2014)
Category: Non digestive NETs (bronchial, MTC, pheochromocytoma)
Presenting Author: Lauren Fishbein