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What happens in basal cell nevus syndrome?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Many skin cancers

Basal cell nevus syndrome is a rare condition characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas.
These can be large, aggressive and in atypical locations which are not areas of sun exposure. Regular monitoring is essential by a dermatologist or mohs surgeon.

In brief: Many skin cancers

Basal cell nevus syndrome is a rare condition characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas.
These can be large, aggressive and in atypical locations which are not areas of sun exposure. Regular monitoring is essential by a dermatologist or mohs surgeon.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Genetic Condition

Basal cell nevus syndrome (bccns) also known as gorlin syndrome is a condition characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas (bcc), jaw cysts, other types of tumors such as medulloblastomas (a rare malignant brain tumor), palmar/plantar pits (small pits visibile on the skin of hands and feet), facial bony changes and skeletal troubles.
This all results from a mutation in a tumor suppressor gene.

In brief: Genetic Condition

Basal cell nevus syndrome (bccns) also known as gorlin syndrome is a condition characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas (bcc), jaw cysts, other types of tumors such as medulloblastomas (a rare malignant brain tumor), palmar/plantar pits (small pits visibile on the skin of hands and feet), facial bony changes and skeletal troubles.
This all results from a mutation in a tumor suppressor gene.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Complicated

Basal cell nevus syndrome is an inherited disorder with many features.
There are small pits in the skin of the palms and soles, facial bone changes and numerous basal cell skin cancers as well as other features. This syndrome can usually be diagnosed by a dermatologist.

In brief: Complicated

Basal cell nevus syndrome is an inherited disorder with many features.
There are small pits in the skin of the palms and soles, facial bone changes and numerous basal cell skin cancers as well as other features. This syndrome can usually be diagnosed by a dermatologist.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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