Which age group has the highest prevalence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) cutaneous tumors?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Thomas N Darling, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Cutaneous tumors in MEN1

Cutaneous tumors may develop prior to the manifestation of overt clinical symptoms resulting from endocrine tumors. The earliest cutaneous tumors appear in the teenaged years. The recognition of these cutaneous tumors has been used in the presymptomatic diagnosis of patients with MEN1. [18, 19]


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