VOLUME 34 - NUMBER 5-6 - 2013

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin-Goltz syndrome). Case report

  • Fini G., Belli E., Mici E., Virciglio P., Moricca L.M., D'Itri L., Leonardi A., Malavenda M.S., Krizzuk D., Merola R., Maturo A., Pasta V.
  • Clinical practice, 176-179
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  • Gorlin-Goltz syndrome or nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) comprises multiple basal cell carcinomas, keratocysts of the jaw, palmar/plantar pits, spine and rib anomalies, calcifications of the falx cerebri etc. The diagnosis is made according to clinical criteria (Kimonis Criteria) and genetic ones. We studied one family where father and then his sun resulted affected by each syndrome. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is a rare disease diagnosed according to clinical criteria sometimes difficult to integrate. The family case we presented shows how you can get diagnosis even in older age and after numerous surgeries. Patients should be given special attention and therefore should be monitorized and need multidisciplinary treatments continued in time, even a trivial change of signs and symptoms may be an important indicator of a precipitating event which puts the patient's life under threat.

  • KEY WORDS: Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome - Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome Basal cell carcinoma - Mandibular keratocysts - Surgery.