Gorlin syndrome

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Related to Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome: Gorlin Syndrome, ameloblastoma, Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome, Calcifying odontogenic cyst

Gorlin syndrome

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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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Yoon, "Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome: a retrospective analysis of 33 affected Korean individuals," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
A new mutation of PTCH gene in a Chinese family with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Chin Med J (Engl) 2008;121(2):118-21.
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al, eds.
Key words: Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC), Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS).
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), also known as basal cell nevus syndrome, multiple basal cell carcinoma syndrome, Gorlin syndrome, and Gorlin-Goltz syndrome, is an inherited medical condition involving defects within multiple body systems such as the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine system, and bones.
Basal cell nevus syndrome or nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (BCNS; Gorlin syndrome) is a rare autosomal, dominantly inherited condition with variable expressivity, although 30% to 50% of cases are due to spontaneous mutations.