11 Oct McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) consists of at least 2 of the following 3 features : (1) polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (PFD), (2) café-au-lait skin. Activating or gain-of-function GNAS1 mutations in patients with the McCune- Albright syndrome are present in the mosaic state, resulting from a postzygotic. McCune-albright syndrome and acromegaly: hormonal control with use of cabergoline and long-acting somatostatin – case report. Síndrome de McCune- albright.

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Thus, this was an unusually severe form of McCune-Albright syndrome not fundamentally different from that disorder or perhaps from monostotic fibrous dysplasia. The disease cannot be inherited and occurs equally among all ethnic groups.

McCune-Albright Syndrome: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology

At age 25 years, she delivered a normal daughter. Total surgical resection can be performed in small lesions, but a correct surgical planning must be outlined according to the patient’s age, lesion site, presence or absence of functional limitations, and esthetic impairments.

Molecular analysis of peripheral blood identified activating mutations in the GNAS gene in xlbright of the 4 patients; none of the patients had STK11 mutations.

Macroorchidism due to autonomous hyperfunction of Sertoli cells and GS-alpha gene mutation: Transplantation of clonal populations of normal cells into the subcutis of immunocompromised mice resulted in normal ossicle formation. Excessive prolactin secretion may also occur; this is treated with dopamine agonists such as cabergoline. Am J Med Genet. Chapurlat DR, Orcel P. Surgical intervention may be necessary for some skeletal abnormalities.

Cole pointed out that the patient with ‘idiopathic hyperphosphatasia mccund dermal pigmentation’ reported by Dohler et al. Dirk M Elston, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Osteosarcoma in alrbight dysplasia. McCune-albright syndrome and acromegaly: DiGeorge reviewed unusual features of the syndrome and the evidence that the endocrinopathy represents autonomous function of the endocrine nccune.


Skeletal No bone is spared. Medina YN, Rapaport R. The alpha subunit contains intrinsic guanosine triphosphatase GTPase activity, which cleaves a phosphate group from GTP, converting mdcune to GDP, and thus inactivates the alpha subunit.

Whether estrogen receptors are unique to the McCune-Albright syndrome or, alternatively, a property of any activated, dedifferentiated, or neoplastic bone cells is unclear.

The diagnostic utility of the GNAS mutation in patients with fibrous dysplasia: Syndrome characterized by osteitis fibrosa disseminata, areas of pigmentation and endocrine dysfunction, with precocious puberty in females: These cells were not found in the younger patient. The bone lesions of neurofibromatosis are usually less extensive than are those in polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, but may be difficult to distinguish on radiologic grounds alone.

See also intracellular signaling peptides and proteins. That this was severe Albright polyostotic fibrous dysplasia was suggested by the shepherd’s crook deformity of the femora and the asymmetric bulge of the occipital area of the skull. The exact incidence of MAS in the United States and internationally is unknown, but its prevalence is probably between 1 case inpopulation and 1 case in 1 million population, rendering it a very rare, sporadically occurring disorder.

Effect of pamidronate treatment in children with Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia of bone.

McCune–Albright syndrome – Wikipedia

Intraorally, there was a bone expansion on left mandible, extending from the incisor to the molar region, measuring almost 3 cm and covered by normal mucosa. J Bone Miner Res ; Hyperparathyroidism secondary to Vitamin D deficiency is common, and may worsen fibrous dysplasia. The luteinizing hormone LH; response to a gonadotropin-releasing hormone GnRH; test was in the prepubertal range, whereas the follicle-stimulating hormone FSH; response was blunted.

B Typical lesions that are often found on the nape of the neck and crease of the buttocks are shown arrows. Genodermatoses Congenital disorders Syndromes.

Fibrous dysplasia with intramuscular myxoma Mazabraud’s syndrome. Surgery, radiotherapy and medication are the options for such cases.


All procedures described in this paper were performed in accordance with the applicable ethical principles. Severe cases of MAS involving multiple endocrine tissues may be recognized shortly after birth.

This disorder was first described by McCune and Bruch and Albright et al. Unmineralized osteoid changes characteristic of osteomalacia were prominent in lesional fibrous dysplasia. Intraoral examination revealed an expansive bone lesion extending from the mandibular right 1st premolar to the mandibular left 1st premolar, measuring almost 3 cm and covered by normal mucosa.

Many case reports describe sudden deaths, mostly occurring in patients with multiple endocrine and nonendocrine manifestations of MAS.

McCune–Albright syndrome

All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Although we are presenting just one case, analyzing our experience with the data in literature, we believe that in patients with MAS and acromegaly that cannot aalbright surgically approached adequately and in those who do not present important optic nerve compression, drug therapy based on the association of cabergoline and octreotide might represent a safe and useful treatment option.

A bonus to all Mccuhe users is the option to sign up for updates on new gene-phenotype relationships. A probable monogenic form of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia. Activating mutations of the stimulatory G protein in the McCune-Albright syndrome. Oral and intravenous IV bisphosphonates eg, pamidronate, alendronate, zoledronate may be beneficial to prevent disease progression, although data are conflicting. Share cases and questions with Physicians on Medscape consult.

CC HPO: Increased turnover of bone was indicated by urinary excretion rates of hydroxyproline, glycylproline, and gamma-carboxyglutamic acid.