[Skip to Navigation]
December 1983

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Type I: Association With Marfanoid Habitus, Optic Atrophy, and Other Abnormalities

Author Affiliations

From the Medical Division, Worcester (Mass) Memorial Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(12):2315-2316. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350120109023

• A patient had a parathyroid adenoma and prolactin-secreting pituitary tumor, suggestive of the multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I syndrome. The presence of a marfanoid habitus—found more typically in MEN III syndrome—as well as mitral valve prolapse, mental retardation, and bilateral optic atrophy suggests a new variant of the MEN syndrome, possibly representing widespread dysplasia of endocrine and other tissues.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:2315-2316)

Add or change institution