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1982). Other tumours that may involve the thymus are carcinoids, germ cell tumours, neurogenic tumours, thymolipomas and Hodgkin disease. About onethird of thymic carcinoids are associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1), and Teh et al. (1997) have suggested that adult MEN 1 patients (aged more than 25 years) should be screened for this tumour. , 2003). Of relevance for risk assessment, MEN 1 patients with and without carcinoids did not differ except for the preponderance of males and the presence of another foregut carcinoid (usually gastric).
Kibirige et al. (1989) found that of 282 children with astrocytoma, 21 had neuroﬁbromatosis and 4 had tuberose sclerosis, and there was evidence that a similar proportion might have had Li–Fraumeni syndrome. Familial glioma not associated with the inherited syndromes described above occurs, but is uncommon, and has been reviewed in detail by Vieregge et al. (1987). Of 39 reports, most (60 per cent) were of affected siblings, and one quarter was of affected twins or of individuals with affected relatives in two generations.
Such patients develop single tumours and there is no risk to their offspring. However, 15 per cent of patients with single tumours will have a germline mutation. 1. The later estimates of 22 Genetics of human cancers by site of origin Draper et al. (1992) are lower in some cases than earlier estimates. , 1997). Individuals with genetic retinoblastoma (germline mutation) are at increased risk for second tumours, but children with non-genetic tumours are not. g. radiation). Draper et al. 4 per cent for all tumours and 6 per cent for osteosarcoma.
A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics by Shirley Hodgson