Gorlin syndrome

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Gorlin syndrome

(ˈɡɔːlɪn)
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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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Human homolog of patched, a candidate gene for the basal cell nevus syndrome.
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.
BCCs are usually treated by surgical excision, a traumatic therapy for patients with the genetic disease known as basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) because they experience hundreds of BCCs during their lifetime.
Patients with basal cell nevus syndrome generally try to prevent skin cancers by using sunscreen and avoiding the sun during peak hours.
When compared with the general population, patients with basal cell nevus syndrome had lower average vitamin D levels.
Because celecoxib inhibits this enzyme, clinical studies have demonstrated that taking celecoxib seems to decrease the number of new basal cell carcinomas in basal cell nevus syndrome," noted Dr.
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