Gorlin’s syndrome: Atypical case report


Gorlin syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder. The condition appears to have complete penetrance and variable expressivity, which makes clinilcal presentation among families variable. All known BCNS carry mutations in PATCHED gene. A 65 years old male patient presented with complaints of characteristic skin lesions on his face, back, palms since early adulthood. The lesions were pigmented nodules with characteristic border. The histopathology showed characteristic features suggestive of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). This case was atypical due to appearance of lesions quite later in life.

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