Jeremiah J. Shepherd

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Among 2000 descendants of an English immigrant to Tasmania, Australia, the diagnosis of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 was found to be very highly probable or highly probable in 130 and moderately probable in 22. Another 242 children and siblings were 50% likely to have inherited this dominant gene. In all age groups, especially the elderly, the(More)
Prolactinomas and somatotropinomas are reported to be the pituitary lesions most frequently associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1). However, few reports have documented the full spectrum of pituitary disease in this condition. We report herein the clinical, biochemical (PRL, alpha-subunit, insulin-like growth factor-I, cortisol, and(More)
BACKGROUND Sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) occurs most frequently in postmenopausal women. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1) is an autosomal-dominant disease in which mild to moderate PHPT develops in most gene carriers by 20 years of age. Primary hyperparathyroidism associated with MEN 1 is typically recurrent, despite initially(More)
OBJECTIVE Little data are available on the natural history of untreated multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1). These data are essential in deciding treatment that may carry significant morbidity. We determined the causes of death in a large MEN-1 kindred with data available over a period of 130 years. Most cases were unrecognized as MEN-1 at the time(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the prevalence and natural history of adrenal lesions occurring in patients from a single kindred with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1). DESIGN Case series. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Medical records of 33 patients from the Tasman 1 MEN-1 kindred who had undergone abdominal computed tomographic (CT)(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1) is an autosomal dominant tumour syndrome. It is characterized by primary hyperparathyroidism, pituitary neoplasia and foregut lineage neuroendocrine neoplasia. Malignant thymic carcinoid tumours are an uncommon but important manifestation of MEN 1. Transcervical thymectomy is often advocated as prophylaxis against(More)