Parts of the body affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes; the drawing on the left shows parts of the body affected by MEN1 syndrome, including the pituitary gland, parathyroid glands, and pancreas. An inset shows the back view of the thyroid gland and the four pea-sized parathyroid glands. The drawing on the right shows parts of the body affected by MEN2 syndrome, including the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and adrenal gland. An inset shows the adrenal medulla (inner part) of the adrenal gland.
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes are rare, inherited disorders that affect the endocrine glands or organs. There are several types of MEN syndromes, and each type may cause different conditions or cancers. The two main types of MEN syndromes are MEN1 and MEN2. MEN1 syndrome usually causes tumors in the pituitary gland, parathyroid gland, or pancreas. MEN2 syndrome usually causes tumors in the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, or adrenal gland. The tumors may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer).
Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Anatomy -- Genitourinary
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||July 30, 2021|
|Date Added:||August 3, 2021|
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