Two male patients with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome from Turkey


Tümer C., ER N., Balci S., ATAÇ A. S.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.43, no.4, pp.351-355, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-355
  • Keywords: nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, odontogenic keratocyst, basal cell carcinoma, medulloblastoma, GORLIN SYNDROME

Abstract

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, also known as Gorlin's syndrome, is a familial autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas, multiple odontogenic keratocyts of the jaws, and skeletal anomalies. Both tumors and malformations of the central nervous system occur with nevoid basal cell carcinoma. Medulloblastoma is the primary brain tumor most frequently associated with this syndrome. The authors report in this article two male patients with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome: a 22-year-old male patient with multiple odontogenic keratocyts, who had medulloblastoma at two years and multiple basal cell carcinoma at 10 years of age, and a 15-year-old male patient with skeletal abnormalities and multiple odontogenic keratocyts in the jaws.