multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 syndrome

Pronunciation: (MUL-tih-pul EN-doh-krin NEE-oh-PLAY-zhuh ... SIN-drome)

A rare, inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands and can cause tumors in the parathyroid and pituitary glands and the pancreas. These tumors are usually benign (not cancer). They cause the glands to secrete high levels of hormones, which can lead to other medical problems, such as kidney stones, fertility problems, and severe ulcers. In some cases, tumors inside the pancreas can become malignant (cancer). Also called MEN1 syndrome, multiple endocrine adenomatosis, and Wermer syndrome.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2003-01-26 Date last modified: 2009-06-18