Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS)?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Consultation with an endocrinologist is indicated because patients may have multiple endocrine defects, which may necessitate careful orchestration of treatment. Consultation with an orthopedist is indicated for pathologic fractures.

In children with MAS, a pediatric endocrine consultation should be considered for aid in evaluating and managing the myriad potential endocrinopathies. Furthermore, new medical therapies to treat estrogen hypersecretion and PFD may be available through some pediatric endocrine programs. Before any major surgical procedure on dysplastic bone lesions, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon experienced in managing PFD should be consulted. These lesions can be difficult to treat because of the soft nature of the dysplastic bone.


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