MEN syndrome

(... SIN-drome)

An inherited condition that may result in the development of cancers of the endocrine system. There are several types of MEN 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 multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "MEN syndrome"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "síndrome NEM"

Tendencia hereditaria a padecer de cánceres del sistema endocrino. Hay varios tipos de síndrome NEM; 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 de neoplasia endocrina múltiple.