basal cell nevus syndrome

Definition / meaning of basal cell nevus syndrome

A genetic condition that causes unusual facial features and disorders of the skin, bones, nervous system, eyes, and endocrine glands. People with this syndrome have a higher risk of basal cell carcinoma. Also called Gorlin syndrome and nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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