J M Jansen-Schillhorn van Veen

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UNLABELLED Von Hippel-Lindau disease is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder causing hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system (CNS), retinal hemangiomas, renal cell carcinomas, pheochromocytomas, pancreatic and liver cysts, and epididymal cystadenomas. PURPOSE Since 1976, we have periodically screened for the lesions in a large affected family(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) is a hereditary syndrome characterized by medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism. Familial MTC (FMTC) is characterized by MTC only. Both MEN 2A and FMTC are caused by germline mutations of the RET proto-oncogene. PURPOSE To assess genotype/phenotype(More)
An extensive study was published in 1959 in the Netherlands on a large family, which initially attracted attention because of a family history of attacks of shaking. Clinical investigation revealed phaeochromocytomas in four family members. In 1975, the family was identified to be a MEN 2A family, and since then, the members were examined annually using(More)
In a 25-year-old man, medullary thyroid carcinoma (probably a solitary sporadic form) was diagnosed following investigation of a small lump in the patient's neck. This was removed and followed up with further treatment. In a 27-year-old man, episodes of headache, palpitations and excessive perspiration (due to a pheochromocytoma) and a positive family(More)
MEN-1 is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder, characterised by the occurrence of multiple tumours, particularly in the parathyroid glands, the pancreatic islets, the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands, as well as by neuroendocrine carcinoid tumours. Various clinical manifestations are presented by description of three patients harbouring a MEN1(More)
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