Wermer Syndrome (MEN Type 1) Follow-up

Updated: Feb 18, 2015
  • Author: Laura Williams, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Prognosis

Untreated multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) patients have a decreased life expectancy, with a 50% probability of death by age 50 years. The cause of death is usually associated with a malignant tumor or sequelae of the disease. [1] One multicenter study suggests that 70% of patients with MEN1 die of causes directly related to MEN1. [11]