Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Multiple Endocrine Neoplasias (MEN)

Each of the MENs is a disease of two or three letters plus a feature. 

MEN I is a disease of 3 P's ( Pituitary, Parathyroid, and Pancreas) plus adrenal cortex 
MEN II is a disease of 2 C's ( Carcinoma of thyroid and Catacholamines [pheochromocytoma]) plus parathyroid for MEN IIa or mucocutaneous neuromas for MEN IIB

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