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How does multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN1) cause adrenal gland adenoma?

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In this rare genetic disorder, noncancerous tumors form in the endocrine system. That’s a network of glands that produce and release hormones that help control many important functions in your body.

When you have these conditions like these, you have a defect in one or more genes that can have different effects on your body.

From: What Is an Adrenal Gland Adenoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink: “All About Adrenal Cancer,” “All About Neuroblastoma.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Adrenal Tumors.”

American Cancer Society: “Adrenal Cancer.”

KidsHealth: “Hormones.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “Understanding the Stress Response.”

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, “Adenoma of the Adrenal Gland.”

NIH National Cancer Institute: “Adrenocortical Carcinoma Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version,” “Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: “Adrenal Tumors.”

Medscape: “Pheochromocytoma.”

USC, Department for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases, “Adrenal Tumors.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 20, 2017

SOURCES:

The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink: “All About Adrenal Cancer,” “All About Neuroblastoma.”

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Adrenal Tumors.”

American Cancer Society: “Adrenal Cancer.”

KidsHealth: “Hormones.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “Understanding the Stress Response.”

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, “Adenoma of the Adrenal Gland.”

NIH National Cancer Institute: “Adrenocortical Carcinoma Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version,” “Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

Dartmouth-Hitchcock: “Adrenal Tumors.”

Medscape: “Pheochromocytoma.”

USC, Department for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases, “Adrenal Tumors.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 20, 2017

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