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Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Bannayan-Zonana syndrome
  • BRRS
  • BZS
  • Macrocephaly multiple lipomas and hemangiomata
  • Macrocephaly pseudopapilledema and multiple hemangiomas
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Overview

Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS) is one of the PTEN hamartoma tumor syndromes (PHTS), a spectrum of disorders caused by mutations in a gene called PTEN. BRRS is a disorder present from birth that is characterized by macrocephaly (larger than normal sized head), intestinal polyposis (multiple benign polyps in the intestines), lipomas (tumors below the skin made up of fatty tissue), and pigmented skin lesion (macule) in the area of the penis called the glans penis. The symptoms of BRRS vary from person to person. Treatment is based on the symptoms present; however, because of the increased risk of developing cancer in people with the PHTS, increased cancer surveillance is recommended.[1]
Last updated: 3/18/2013

References

  1. Eng C. PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS). GeneReviews. April 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1488/. Accessed 3/18/2013.
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  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Bannayan-Zonana syndrome
  • BRRS
  • BZS
  • Macrocephaly multiple lipomas and hemangiomata
  • Macrocephaly pseudopapilledema and multiple hemangiomas
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.