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Sipples syndrome

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Sipple's syndrome

(Science: syndrome) This is a hereditary disorder in which two or more of the following glands: thyroid, adrenal or parathyroid, develop overgrowth (hyperplasia) or malignant cells (cancer). The underlying cause is genetic and a positive family history for this illness is a risk factor.

incidence: approximately 3 in 100,000 people in the general population.