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.
Two of 15 patients (13.3 (95 per cent confidence interval (c.i.) 1.6 to 40.4) per cent) with apparently sporadic pHPT had a MEN1 germline mutation. Both mutations were found in patients with pHPT due to multiglandular disease, whereas the remaining 13 patients had a solitary adenoma. None of the eight patients with PETs carried a MEN1 germline mutation.