Multiple endocrine neoplasia(MEN-1) is also known as Wermer's syndrome. MEN-1 is a hereditory disorder .This type of hereditory disosorder generally passed from one generation to next generation. It affects the hormone producing glands.This disorder increases the development of tumors like cancerous and non cancerous tumors in glands.Non cancerous tumors may develop in parathyroid glands,Neuroendocrine system,anterior pituitory glands and skin. The symptoms are tiredness, bone pain, fractures and kidney stones, as well as stomach or intestinal ulcers.
RET gene mutations were identified in 46 patients (22%). The others were found noncarriers and sporadic MTC was diagnosed. MEN 2A/FMTC syndrome (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A/ familial type of MTC) was diagnosed in 44 patients, MEN 2B syndrome (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B) in 2 patients. In patients with sporadic and familial MTC, age at diagnosis and multifocal occurrence was analysed, and the results were found to be in accordance with those of other research centres. However, the distribution and frequency of mutations, as well as some clinical data, such as the frequency of pheochromocytoma occurrence as the first manifestation of MEN syndrome, differed from the published data, and further studies are necessary to reveal the reasons of these differences.