Patients with clinical features of MEN 1 without mutations in the menin gene fulfill the criteria of MEN1-like syndrome. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) is the most frequent clinical finding in both syndromes and is usually treated by surgery. However, PHP has been reported to respond to somatostatin analogues (SSA) in MEN 1 patients. 7 patients with PHP in the context of MEN 1-like syndrome (and absence of mutations in the menin gene) were enrolled in the study and treated with SSA for 6 months for the non-PHP disease before parathyroidectomy. Serum ionized calcium, phosphorus, and PTH concentrations, and 24-h urinary calcium and phosphorus excretion were measured before and after SSA therapy. Mean serum ionized calcium, phosphorus, and PTH concentrations did not significantly change after a 6-month course with SSA. SSA scintigraphy did not reveal uptake in the neck region corresponding to the parathyroid adenoma identified at surgery and confirmed at histology. However, immunohistochemistry revealed SS-type 2A receptor in parathyroid tissue samples of 6 out of 7 patients. SSA therapy does not affect calcium-phosphorus metabolism in patients with MEN 1-like syndrome, suggesting that the drug has no role in controlling PHP in these subset of patients.
|Autori:||Bogazzi F; Lombardi M; Russo D; Sardella C; Raggi F; Brogioni S; Cetani F; Ceccarelli C; Mariani G; Basolo F; Martino E|
|Titolo:||Somatostatin analogues do not affect calcium metabolism in patients with acromegaly and primary hyperparathyroidism due to MEN 1-Like syndrome|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1055/s-0030-1267915|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|