About Gorlin Syndrome
Gorlin Syndrome is a medical condition affecting many body systems and is caused by a fault in just one of the thousands of genes which humans possess.
The condition is characterised by the development of multiple jaw cysts (keratocysts) and/or basal cell carcinomas (BCCs).
The Gorlin Syndrome gene also has an effect on the development of the skeletal system. This does not progress throughout life and usually causes no ill effects as all.
Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC) can arise in any area of the skin, affecting the face, neck and upper trunk more often than the abdomen, lower trunk and extremities.
Originally produced by Professor P. A. Farndon, Clinical Geneticist, Jim Costello (deceased) and Margaret Costello. We are reliant on a team of medical advisors for the clinical content of the website. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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