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Glossary: basal cell nevus syndrome, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

basal cell nevus syndrome

(BAY-sul sel NEE-vus SIN-drome)

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.

2007-03-12