The association of neurofibromatosis, bilateral pheochromocytoma and primary hyperparathyroidism

Altinova A., Toruner F. S. , Cimen A. R. , Karakoc A., Atasever T., Yetkin I., ...More

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, vol.115, no.7, pp.468-470, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-981661
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.468-470
  • Keywords: neurofibromatosis, pheochromocytoma, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid adenoma, PARATHYROID ADENOMA, TYPE-1, RET
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a hereditary disease and carries increased risk of both benign and malignant tumor development. Pheochromocytoma or hyperparathyroidism have been reported to be associated with NF type I (NF1). However, the coexistance of pheochromocytorna and parathyroid adenoma in a patient with NF1 is very rare. We report a case of a 37-year-old mate with NF1, bilateral pheochromocytorna and parathyroid adenoma. This association sould be kept in mind in patients with NF1 in initial evaluation as well as during follow-up.