About Gorlin Syndrome

About Gorlin Syndrome

Gorlin syndrome or Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma 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. 

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There are many features which may occur in Gorlin Syndrome, although most are rare.   Some of the features are listed below.

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The Gorlin syndrome gene has an effect on the development of the skeletal system. This does not progress throughout life and usually causes no ill effects as all.

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Basal Cell Carcinomas

90% of individuals with the syndrome will develop basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at some stage in their life.

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Jaw Cysts

The jaw cysts are known as keratocysts because they are filled with keratin, which is the material making up the outer layer of skin, hair and nails. 

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