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Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Introduction

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is a group of rare diseases caused by genetic defects that lead to hyperplasia (abnormal multiplication or increase in the ... more about Multiple endocrine neoplasia.

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: A group of conditions that is characterised by the hyperplasia and hyperfunction of two or more glands of the endocrine system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Multiple endocrine neoplasia is available below.

Symptoms of Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Treatments for Multiple endocrine neoplasia

  • Treatment is dependant upon the type of tumor that is present, its location, staging and any hormonal abnormalities that may be present. Treatment includes:
  • Medical management of hormonal abnormalities - often as a temporizing measure before surgery
  • Surgical excision of tumors - mainstay of treatment
  • Chemo and radiotherapy may be utilized in specific circumstances
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Clinical Trials for Multiple endocrine neoplasia

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Article Excerpts about Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is a group of rare diseases caused by genetic defects that lead to hyperplasia (abnormal multiplication or increase in the number of normal cells in normal arrangement in a tissue) and hyperfunction (excessive functioning) of two or more components of the endocrine system. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Definitions of Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

Multiple endocrine neoplasia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multiple endocrine neoplasia, or a subtype of Multiple endocrine neoplasia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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