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Am J Clin Pathol. 1992 May;97(5):705-12.

Multiple hamartoma syndrome (Cowden's disease) associated with renal cell carcinoma and primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin (Merkel cell carcinoma).

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Department of Pathology, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Abstract

A case of multiple hamartoma syndrome (Cowden's disease) associated with renal cell adenocarcinoma and primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin is described. Neither of these neoplasms has been documented previously in association with this genodermatosis. A search for epidermal growth factor receptor (c-erb-B protooncogene) gene abnormalities in the kidney, liver, and thyroid, as well as in tissue of the primary neuroendocrine carcinoma, was negative. Serum obtained from the patient before his death contained elevated levels of both chromogranin A (2641 ng/mL; normal level, less than 20 ng/mL) and calcitonin (517 pg/mL; normal level, less than 200 pg/mL), suggesting that the patient's principal tumor was neuroendocrine in origin.

PMID:
1575215
DOI:
10.1093/ajcp/97.5.705
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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