Noncancerous, Precancerous and Cancerous Tumors

Picture of Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome

Picture of Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome

Basal cell nevus syndrome, or Gorlin syndrome, is an uncommon congenital condition that causes people to develop many basal cell cancers over the course of their lifetime. The condition is also associated with defects of the bones, nervous tissue, and eyes. Basal cell cancers may develop as early as childhood or in the teens. The picture shows a child with multiple basal cell carcinomas on the neck.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Skin Cancer: Basal and Squamous Cell." American Cancer Society.