Which clinical history findings are characteristic of cutaneous tumors in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1)?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Thomas N Darling, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Cutaneous tumors in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) are of long duration and generally grow slowly or not at all. This permanence helps differentiate these lesions from inflammatory skin lesions.

Ask patients with the cutaneous abnormalities seen in MEN1 about symptoms of hormone hypersecretion. Ask patients if any family members have similar skin lesions or endocrine tumors. Ask if any family members have tuberous sclerosis.


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