FITZHUGH LUDLOW

\fɪtshjˈuː lˈʌdlə͡ʊ], \fɪtshjˈuː lˈʌdlə‍ʊ], \f_ɪ_t_s_h_j_ˈuː l_ˈʌ_d_l_əʊ]\
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1910 - Warner's dictionary of authors ancient and modern
By Charles Dudley Warner

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MEN IIa

  • type multiple endocrine neoplasia characterized by virtually 100% incidence medullary thyroid carcinoma, a 50% pheochromocytoma, and lesser adenomas associated hyperparathyroidism. condition always transmitted through autosomal dominant inheritance. Genetic testing can identify individuals with the trait in early infancy. Treatment is usually excision of enlarged parathyroid glands. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, pp1172-75)
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