HURSTS DISEASE

\hˈɜːsts dɪzˈiːz], \hˈɜːsts dɪzˈiːz], \h_ˈɜː_s_t_s d_ɪ_z_ˈiː_z]\

Definitions of HURSTS DISEASE

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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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