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Children with basal cell carcinoma can develop facial cysts which might distort face shape. It is possible that large body size is also associated with this syndrome. The following articles describe cases of accelerated growth in children who developed basal cell carcinoma syndrome as a result of a small
Shimojima K, Adachi M, Tanaka M, Tanaka Y, Kurosawa K, Yamamoto T. Clinical features of microdeletion 9q22.3 (pat). Clin Genet. 2009 Apr;75(4):384-93.
Chen CP, Lin SP, Wang TH, Chen YJ, Chen M, Wang W. Perinatal findings and molecular cytogenetic analyses of de novo interstitial deletion of 9q (9q22.3-->q31.3) associated with Gorlin syndrome. Prenat Diagn. 2006 Aug;26(8):725-9.
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