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What is Ancell's syndrome?

What is Ancell's syndrome?

  • Ancell's syndrome: A rare condition characterized by the development of multiple little tumors on various parts of the body that grow hair. The tumors originate mainly from the sweat and scent producing glands. The growths occur mainly on the scalp and neck. Tumors close together may merge and ulcerate or become infected. The tumors usually start after the first decade and continue to grow slowly in size and number. In rare severe cases, the cylindromas may be the size of fists.

Ancell's syndrome: Introduction

Types of Ancell's syndrome:

Broader types of Ancell's syndrome:

What causes Ancell's syndrome?

Causes of Ancell's syndrome: see causes of Ancell's syndrome

What are the symptoms of Ancell's syndrome?

Symptoms of Ancell's syndrome: see symptoms of Ancell's syndrome

Onset of Ancell's syndrome: 2nd or 3rd decade usually

Ancell's syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ancell's syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ancell's syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ancell's syndrome: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ancell's syndrome.
Treatments for Ancell's syndrome: see treatments for Ancell's syndrome

Name and Aliases of Ancell's syndrome

Main name of condition: Ancell's syndrome

Other names or spellings for Ancell's syndrome:

Ancell-Spiegler cylindromas, turban tumors, cylindromatosis


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