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What is Turcot syndrome?

What is Turcot syndrome?

  • Turcot syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by benign growths on the inside of the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system tumors.
  • Turcot syndrome: The syndrome of polyposis coli, colon cancer and brain tumors.
    Source - Diseases Database

Turcot syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Turcot syndrome, or a subtype of Turcot syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Turcot syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Turcot syndrome: Introduction

Types of Turcot syndrome:

Broader types of Turcot syndrome:

How serious is Turcot syndrome?

Complications of Turcot syndrome: see complications of Turcot syndrome

What causes Turcot syndrome?

Causes of Turcot syndrome: see causes of Turcot syndrome

What are the symptoms of Turcot syndrome?

Symptoms of Turcot syndrome: see symptoms of Turcot syndrome

Complications of Turcot syndrome: see complications of Turcot syndrome

Can anyone else get Turcot syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Turcot syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Turcot syndrome

Turcot syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Turcot syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Turcot syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Turcot syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Turcot syndrome.
Treatments for Turcot syndrome: see treatments for Turcot syndrome
Research for Turcot syndrome: see research for Turcot syndrome

Name and Aliases of Turcot syndrome

Main name of condition: Turcot syndrome

Other names or spellings for Turcot syndrome:

Malignant tumors of the central nervous system associated with familial polyposis of the colon, CNS tumors with Familial polyposis of the colon

CNS tumors with Familial polyposis of the colon, Malignant tumors of the central nervous system associated with familial polyposis of the colon
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Turcot syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Turcot syndrome:

 

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