Diagnosis is vital for subsequent surveillance for complications such as basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and jaw cysts, and for giving genetic information.
Families should be offered regular screening, ideally with one clinician or genetic department monitoring and co-ordinating the care.
Ref: Neviod Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome. Synonyms: Basal Cell Nevus syndrome (BCNS), Gorlin syndrome, NBCCS. D Gareth Evans, MD, FRCP and Peter A Farndon, MD, FRCP Gene Reviews 20301330 Mar 2013
To see full article see Gene Reviews
Next Review January 2017
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.
Gorlin Syndrome Group is Registered Charity in the UK - No 1096361