multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome

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

An inherited condition that may result in the development of cancers of the endocrine system. There are several types of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome, and patients with each type may develop different types of cancer. The altered genes that cause each type can be detected with a blood test. Also called MEN syndrome.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "síndrome de neoplasia endocrina múltiple"

Tendencia hereditaria a padecer de cánceres del sistema endocrino. Hay varios tipos de síndrome de neoplasia endocrina múltiple; los pacientes de cada tipo pueden presentar distintos tipos de cáncer. Los genes alterados de cada tipo se pueden detectar con un análisis de sangre. También se llama síndrome NEM.