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Williams-Pollock syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Gorlin-Vickers syndrome

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A familial syndrome characterised by multiple mucosal neuromas, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland, and frequently associated with a marfanoid build. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.

Description

A familial syndrome characterised by multiple mucosal neuromas, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland, and frequently associated with a marfanoid build. Inheritance is autosomal dominant.

Bibliography

  • E. D. Williams, D. J. Pollock:
    Multiple mucosal neuromata with endocrine tumours: A syndrome allied to von Recklinghausen’s disease.
    Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, Chichester, 1966, 91: 71-80.
  • R. J. Gorlin, H. O. Sedano, R. A. Vickers, J. Cervenka:
    Multiple mucosal neuromas, pheochromocytoma and medullary carcinoma of the thyroid: A syndrome.
    Cancer, Philadelphia, 1968, 22: 293-299.

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