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Other Names for this Disease
- Bannayan-Zonana syndrome
- Macrocephaly multiple lipomas and hemangiomata
- Macrocephaly pseudopapilledema and multiple hemangiomas
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BRRS is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means an individual needs to only inherit one mutated copy of the PTEN gene in order to have the condition. In some cases, an affected person inherits the mutation from one affected parent. Other cases result from new mutations in the gene and occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family.
Last updated: 3/18/2013
- Eng C. PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS). GeneReviews. April 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1488/. Accessed 3/18/2013.
- Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. September 2012; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/bannayan-riley-ruvalcaba-syndrome. Accessed 3/18/2013.