Biopsy of a few nodules of my left side tongue states mucosal neuroma.
This is associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome
which can lead to thyroid cancer and adrenal pheochromocytoma. This
is a very rare disease and in Malaysia docs havent seen this
on the tongue before. Docs have now ruled out MEN as urine catecholamines
and ultra sound shows normal. No family history of this. Can mucosal
neuroma appear without MEN? Can I get MEN in future even I dont
have it now because of mucosal neuroma? Will my son and husband gets
Answer: Dear Angie,
When mucosal neuromas are asymptomatic
they do not need treatment but regular follow ups are important due
to the potential for thyroid or adrenal cancer.
People cannot be infected with
mucosal neuromas. When MEN is present, is due to genetic factors and
those can be passed along to children.