Basal cell nevus syndrome or Gorlin syndrome.

  title={Basal cell nevus syndrome or Gorlin syndrome.},
  author={Srikanth Thalakoti and Thomas J. Geller},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
Basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) or Gorlin syndrome is a rare neurocutaneous syndrome sometimes known as the fifth phacomatosis, inherited in autosomal dominant fashion with complete penetrance and variable expressivity. Gorlin syndrome is characterized by development of multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), jaw cysts, palmar or plantar pits, calcification of falx cerebri, various developmental skeletal abnormalities such as bifid rib, hemi- or bifid vertebra and predisposition to the… CONTINUE READING

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