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Definition

An autosomal dominant disease characterized by nevoid basal cell carcinomas and developmental abnormalities such as rib and craniofacial alterations, polydactyly, syndactyly, and spina bifida. In addition, the patients suffer from a multitude of tumors like basal cell carcinomas, fibromas of the ovaries and heart, cysts of the skin, jaws and mesentery, as well as medulloblastomas and meningiomas.

Acronym

BCNS

Synonyms

Gorlin syndrome or Gorlin-Goltz syndrome

 
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