Absence of somatic RET gene mutation in sporadic parathyroid tumors and hyperplasia secondary to uremia, and absence of somatic Men1 gene mutation in MEN2A-associated hyperplasia.

Germline mutations of the MEN1 gene are found in more than 85% of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1) patients, and germline mutations of the RET gene are found in more than 95% of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) patients. Parathyroid hyperplasia is seen in more than 90% of MEN 1 and about 15% of MEN2A patients. To date, somatic MEN1… CONTINUE READING