Journal Browser Advanced Search Help
Journal Browser Advanced search HELP
Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov;36(6):292-297. English. Case Report.
Jung EJ , Shin H , Baek JA , Leem DH , Ko SO .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chonbuk National University, Korea.
Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Korea.

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is a rare autosomal genetic disease caused by a PTCH mutation. The disease is characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas of the skin, multiple keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOTs) in the jaw, palmar and/or plantar pits, bifid ribs, ectopic calcification of the falx cerebri, and skeletal abnormalities. Early diagnosis is difficult in many cases because there may be a number of systemic symptoms. The purpose of this study is to report the case of a 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized with multiple KCOTs that occurred in the upper and lower jaws. Through characteristic clinical symptoms and radiologic findings, she was finally diagnosed as having NBCCS. This study also aims to organize the symptoms often observed in Korea using previously published case reports to provide useful information for the early diagnosis of NBCCS.

Copyright © 2019. Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors.