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While there is no doubt that total thyroidectomy is necessary for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (Men2A) patients, there is still controversy regarding the management of the parathyroid glands. Although most, but not all, endocrine surgeons leave normal-appearing parathyroid glands in situ during thyroid surgery for Men2A, we have employed total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation. Between 1994 and 2006, 12 Men2A patients underwent therapeuticdoi:10.1507/endocrj.k09e-005 pmid:19318731 fatcat:5ani5s3vubfi3bkcxbwszjorou