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Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 with multiple leiomyomas linked to a novel mutation in the MEN1 gene.

Authors
Choi, H; Kim, S; Moon, JH; Lee, YH; Rhee, Y; Kang, ES; Ahn, CW; Cha, BS; Lee, EJ; Kim, KR; Lee, HC; Jeong, SY; Kim, HJ; Lim, SK
Citation
Yonsei medical journal, 49(4):655-661, 2008
Journal Title
Yonsei medical journal
ISSN
0513-57961976-2437
Abstract
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominantly inherited syndrome. MEN1 is characterized by the presence of functioning and nonfunctioning tumors or hyperplasia of the pituitary gland, parathyroid glands, and pancreatic islet cells. In addition, MEN1 carriers can have adrenal or thyroid tumors and non-endocrine tumors, such as lipomas, angiofibromas, and leiomyomas. Although leiomyoma is not a major component of MEN1, it is thought to occur more frequently than expected. However, there has been no report of a case of MEN1 with leiomyoma in Korea so far. This report describes a patient with multiple leiomyomas in MEN1. A 50-year-old woman was referred for further evaluation of elevated calcium levels and osteoporosis. Biochemical abnormalities included hypercalcemia with elevated parathyroid hormone. There was hyperprolactinemia with pituitary microadenoma in sella MRI. An abdominal MRI demonstrated adrenal nodules and leiomyomas in the bladder and uterus. Endoscopic ultrasonography demonstrated esophageal leiomyoma and pancreatic islet cell tumor. A subtotal parathyroidectomy with thymectomy was performed. Sequencing of the MEN1 gene in this patient revealed a novel missense mutation (D350V, exon 7). This is the first case of MEN1 accompanied with multiple leiomyomas, parathyroid adenoma, pituitary adenoma, pancreatic tumor, and adrenal tumor.
MeSH terms
Base SequenceFemaleHumansLeiomyomatosis/geneticsLeiomyomatosis/metabolism*Leiomyomatosis/pathology*Leiomyomatosis/radiographyMagnetic Resonance ImagingMiddle AgedMultiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1/geneticsMultiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1/metabolism*Mutation/genetics
DOI
10.3349/ymj.2008.49.4.655
PMID
18729310
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