Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome
- Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
- Multiple Basal Cell Nevi, Odontogenic Keratocysts, And Skeletal Anomalies
- Gorlin syndrome
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basal cell carcinoma, which often develops during adolescence or early adulthood. People with NBCCS may also have benign jaw tumors called keratocystic odontogenic tumors. Other tumors that may occur include medulloblastomas, and fibromas in the heart or ovaries. Additional features in people with NBCCS may include skin pits on the hands and feet; large head size (macrocephaly); and/or bone abnormalities of the spine, ribs, or skull. NBCCS is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and is caused by mutations in the PTCH1 gene.Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is a condition that increases the risk to develop various cancerous and noncancerous tumors. The most common cancer diagnosed in affected people is
Last updated: 7/16/2014
- Gorlin syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. October, 2012; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/gorlin-syndrome. Accessed 7/16/2014.
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