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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Huang presented a series of pediatric dermatology clinical pearls focused not only on basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) and medulloblastoma, but also on the implications of skin-limited Langerhans cell histiocytosis, how to recognize and treat drug-induced follicular eruptions in pediatric patients on targeted anticancer therapies, and when to suspect Demodex folliculitis in immunosuppressed patients.
Basal cell nevus syndrome showing several histologic types of basal cell carcinoma.
The second publication, entitled "Inhibiting the Hedgehog Pathway in Patients with Basal-Cell Nevus Syndrome," reports on results from an investigator-sponsored study evaluating the potential of Erivedge in 41 patients with basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) and surgically eligible BCCs.
NEW ORLEANS -- An oral inhibitor of the hedgehog pathway proved effective for the treatment and prevention of basal cell carcinomas in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome in a phase II study.
Tang, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University Medical Center, Redwood City, Calif., and colleagues studied 41 patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, who are genetically predisposed to develop basal cell carcinomas.
Tang of Stanford University Medical Center and colleagues studied 41 patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, who are genetically predisposed to develop basal cell carcinomas.
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