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Nonetheless, these clinical features, the clinical hallmarks of heredity, are syndrome-dependent (and hence, dependent on susceptibility gene involved). , 2002). NF 1-related phaeochromocytomas are usually diagnosed relatively older, around 40 years. , 2002). , 2001). , 2000). In VHL-related phaeochromocytomas, almost all showed LOH of markers around VHL at 3p with LOH of markers at 1p and 22q being 15 and 21 per cent respectively. , 2000). 2. Sample surveillance protocol for SDH mutation carrier (see also text) Proven SDHB mutation carrier 1.

Those at risk for parathyroid hyperplasia and/or adenoma should undergo routine clinical surveillance. Management for parathyroid disease for MEN 2 is discussed in that section below. 37 Endocrine system Pituitary tumours Tumours of the pituitary gland rarely complicate genetic conditions other than MEN 1 (see section below). , 1996b), but there are several reports in the literature of familial pituitary adenomas without clinical evidence of MEN 1. , 2002) and rarely of prolactinoma (Berezin and Karazik, 1995).

Of relevance for risk assessment, MEN 1 patients with and without carcinoids did not differ except for the preponderance of males and the presence of another foregut carcinoid (usually gastric). The tumours were hormonally inactive. Despite appropriate surgery, the tumour recurred in all patients who were followed up for more than 12 months. Magnetic resonance imaging appeared to be the best way of detecting bony metastases. , 2003). Tumours of the lung Lung (bronchial) cancer accounts for 19 per cent of all cancers and 29 per cent of cancer deaths in the UK.

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