Gorlin-Goltz syndrome, also known as the basal cell naevus syndrome, is a rare phakomatosis characterised by multiple odontogenic keratocysts (KOT), multiple . Gorlin and Goltz’s eponymous syndrome, also known as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), is an autosomal dominant disorder. The Gorlin-Goltz syndrome (GGS) (the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome— NBCCS) is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome caused due.

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CT scan showing cystic lesions of body and condyle of the mandible. Syndgome fact that its transmission is autosomal dominant with good penetrance implies the need of genetic counseling.

Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome

In our patient the diagnosis of the Gorlin-Goltz syndrome was established by the presence of three major criteria viz. PTCH 1 mutations have been identified in 13 patients: J Oral Pathol Med.

To make the diagnosis, either two major or one major and two minor criteria must be met. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Indian J Radiol Imaging. It has therefore been suggested that multiple OKCs alone may be confirmatory of the syndrome. Cell surface receptor deficiencies Epidermal nevi, neoplasms, cysts Syndromes with macrocephaly Syndromes with tumors Rare syndromes Syndromes affecting the skin.

Nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome

Regular follow-up by a multi-specialist team dermatologist, neurologist and odontologist should be offered. This paper emphasizes the importance of oral and maxillofacial health professionals in the early diagnosis of nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome and in a preventive multidisciplinary approach to provide a better prognosis to the patient.

Ovarian fibroma is usually managed with conservative surgery to preserve normal ovarian tissue. Interdisciplinary cooperation is mandatory for the diagnosis and follow-up control of patients with the Gorlin-Goltz syndrome. Keratocysts of Gorlin Goltz syndrome should be treated surgically. Multiple BCCs or one occurring under the age of 20 years.


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Additional information Further information on this disease Classification s 5 Gene s 3 Clinical signs and symptoms Publications in PubMed Other website s 9. Both the condylar and coronoid processes on the right side were deformed in comparison to those of the left side Figure 4. The patients treated with photodynamic therapy achieved excellent results, and were evaluated for recurrence over the course of 5 years.

Copy the following to cite this article: The most common finding of this syndrome is multiple odontogenic keratocysts in the jaws. Nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome NBCCSalso known as basal-cell nevus syndromemultiple basal-cell carcinoma syndromeGorlin syndromeand Gorlin—Goltz syndromeis an inherited medical condition involving defects within multiple body systems such as the skinnervous systemeyesendocrine systemand bones.

It is also known as basal cell nevus syndrome, multiple basal cell carcinoma syndrome, Gorlin syndrome, or hereditary cutaneomandibular polyonocosis, multiple nevoid basal cell epethelioma-jaw cysts or bifid rib syndrome. Thorough clinical and radiological examination were done for the parents of the patient but they showed no signs of Gorlin-Goltz syndrome. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder with a high degree of penetrance[ 1 ] and variable expressivity.

Radiation therapy must be avoided as it can cause invasion of BCC years later.

Enroll in the Residents and Fellows contest. The incidence reported worldwide ranges from 1 in 50, to 1 inAppropriate management depends on early recognition of the disease, a detailed family history, and a thorough evaluation of signs and symptoms. The aggressive nature of odontogenic keratocyst: Early diagnosis is important due to susceptibility to multiple neoplasms in early age. Some or all of the following may be seen in someone with Gorlin syndrome: It represses transcription of golhz encoding proteins belonging to the transforming growth factor TGF -beta, hence controlling growth and development of normal tissue.


Gorlin and Robort W. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Environmental exposure and other modifier genes may contribute to the variable expressivity observed in the clinical presentation. A case report of33 years male patient with Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is presented here.

Incidental finding on routine CT scan following car accident. A new treatment strategy, based on the understanding of the Hh signaling pathway and the premise that tumors arise due to its overactivity, supposes that inhibition of this pathway with specific pharmacological treatment might suppress tumor growth [ 311 ].

Multiple OKCs may occur a decade before other symptoms and clinical manifestations of the syndrome. Open in a separate window. This technique allows for complete removal of lesions whilst preserving the amount of non-involved tissue.

The Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is a well-known syndrome with a variety of findings in and outside the head and neck region. Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome is rare in Indian population or may be unreported. The multiple nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. The radiograph of the skull showed bilamellar calcification of the falx cerebri as well as hypertelorism. Any skin lesions like basal cell nevus or keratosis were not seen in the patient.

Retrieved from ” http: J Oral Pathol Med. Click here to View figure. Hence a dentist may be the first person to detect this syndrome. Palmar or plantar pits 3 or more. The protein patched-1 blocks cell proliferation as long as Sonic Hedgehog ligand is attached within it.