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MEN syndrome Mnemonics

MEN syndrome is an autosomal dominant (AD) predisposition to developing multiple endocrine tumors. Points to remember: Parathyroid hyperplasia is common to Men I and Men IIa syndrome. Medullary carcinoma of thyroid is common to MEN IIa and MEN IIb syndrome. MEN I occurs due to… Read More

Rib Notching

Normal Rib Notching A small notch near the costo-vertebral joint is normal, so pathologic rib notching is more likely if the notching is more lateral. Types of Pathological Rib Notching 1. Superior rib notching 2. Inferior rib notching (more common) Inferior Rib Notching (Roesler’s sign)… Read More

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