Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (patient information)

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

Overview

What are the symptoms?

What are the causes?

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

When to seek urgent medical care?

Treatment options

Where to find medical care for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

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For the WikiDoc page for this topic, click here. Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ammu Susheela, M.D. [2]

Overview

What are the symptoms of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

What causes multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

  • MEN1 is detected by gene testing or, when gene testing is unavailable or yields a negative result, by laboratory tests that measure hormone levels. Less often, MEN1 is diagnosed based on an individual's medical and family history.

When to seek urgent medical care?

  • Seek urgent medical care if there are symptoms of MEN 1 or its complications.

Treatment options

  • MEN1 cannot be cured, but regular testing can detect the problems caused by MEN1 tumors many years before serious complications develop.
  • Surgery is indicated for pancreatic tumors.

Where to find medical care for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

Directions to Hospitals Treating Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

  • Most people with MEN1 have a long and productive life.
  • Most of the tumors are benign while some pancreatic tumors may become cancerous and lower life expectancy.

Possible complications

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