Pediatric surgeon

84% of patients with Hunter syndrome (MPS II) had undergone a surgical procedure.1

As a pediatric surgeon, you may be one of the first physicians to suspect Hunter syndrome (MPS II). In the Hunter Outcomes Survey (HOS), the majority of patients (56.8%) underwent at least one surgical intervention before diagnosis of MPS II.1

Median age of first operation

In the Hunter Outcome Survey (HOS), a multinational, observational database of 527 patients, nearly 84% of MPS II patients had undergone a surgical procedure.1

As a pediatric surgeon, you may be one of the first physicians to suspect MPS II, as the majority of patients (56.8%) underwent at least one surgical intervention before diagnosis of MPS II.1

HOS data also showed that the median age of first operation was 2.6 years. In young patients (under 3 years) the most commonly repeated surgical procedures were tympanostomy, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and hernia repair.1

Adapted from Mendelsohn NJ, et al. Genet Med. 2010;12(12):816-822

Did you know?

  • In children, the most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is an underlying MPS disorder.1
  • Operable manifestations such as hernias and otitis media are among the first signs and symptoms to occur in patients with MPS II.1

Learn more: resources for pediatric surgeons

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Pediatric surgeon’s guide to Hunter syndrome

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References:  1. Mendelsohn NJ et al. Genet Med 2010; 12(12): 816–822. 2. Burton BK, Giugliani R. Eur J Pediatr 2012; 171(4): 631–639.

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