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Turcot syndrome: case report and nosological aspects.

Abstract
The Turcot syndrome has been defined as the simultaneous presence of multiple polyposis of the colon and a malignant brain tumor. This association is supposed to be genetically transmitted, even though we still do not exactly know whether this occurs in a dominant or recessive way. The case of a 47-year-old man submitted to a right hemicolectomy for cancer and polyposis, following a series of endoscopic polypectomies and, finally, removal of left temporal glioma is here presented.
AuthorsP Fracasso, R Caviglia, A Grassi, R Lapenta, V Stigliano, D Franco, V Casale
JournalJournal of experimental & clinical cancer research : CR (J Exp Clin Cancer Res) Vol. 16 Issue 4 Pg. 433-5 (Dec 1997) ISSN: 0392-9078 [Print] ITALY
PMID9505220 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (diagnosis, pathology)
  • Brain Neoplasms (diagnosis, pathology)
  • Glioblastoma (diagnosis, pathology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary (diagnosis, pathology)
  • Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial (diagnosis, pathology)
  • Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary (diagnosis, pathology)
  • Pedigree

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