Phakomatosis

Phakomatoses (or neuro-oculo-cutaneous syndromes, neurocutaneous disorders) are multisystem disorders that have characteristic central nervous system, ocular and cutaneous lesions of variable severity. The skin and the brain have a common ectodermal origin, so there are many genetic and acquired diseases that affect both tissues. However, in some ...
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phakomatosis

(fak″o-mә-to┬┤sis) any of numerous hereditary syndromes marked by phakomas of the eye, skin, or brain; the most common ones are (neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, Sturge-Weber syndrome, von Hippel-Lindau disease, and ataxia-telangiectasia).
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phakomatosis

phakomatosis Any of a group of congenital and hereditary developmental anomalies having in common selective involvement of the tissues of ectodermal origin; for example, central nervous system, eye, and skin; as well as, the development of disseminated glial hamartomas (phakomas) in these tissues.
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phakomatosis

Synonym for phacomatosis ... A generic term for a group of hereditary diseases characterised by hamartomas involving multiple tissues; e.g., von Hippel-Lindau's disease, neurofibromatosis, Sturge-Weber syndrome, tuberous sclerosis. ... Synonym: phakomatosis. ... Origin: Van der Hoeve's coinage fr. G. Phakos, mother-spot ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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phakomatosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: fak′ō-mă-tō′sis Synonyms: phacomatosis
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