Gorlin syndrome


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Gorlin syndrome

(ˈɡɔːlɪn)
n
1. (Pathology) a rare congenital disorder in which cancer destroys the facial skin and causes blindness; skeletal anomalies and some mental retardation can also occur
2. (Medicine) a rare congenital disorder in which cancer destroys the facial skin and causes blindness; skeletal anomalies and some mental retardation can also occur
[C20: named after R. J. Gorlin (1923–2006), US oral pathologist]
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Conservative treatment of recurrent ovarian fibromas in a young patient affected by Gorlin syndrome.
Furthermore, Erivedge is being evaluated by third-party investigators in a number of other cancers and in people with BCC who have Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing BCC.
Basal cell nevus syndrome, also known as Gorlin syndrome, is an inherited disorder caused by a mutation of the patched gene, a member of the Hedgehog signaling pathway.
During the operation to have it removed, Xander, suffered two strokes and has since been diagnosed with gorlin syndrome, autism and epilepsy.
2) We describe in brief the important radiological features of an accidentally detected case of Gorlin syndrome in the form of a pictorial interlude.
The Gorlin syndrome (nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome) also manifests macrocephaly, and occasionally manifests hypertelorism and Polydactyly.