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View in Spanish: Síndrome del carcinoma nevoide de células basales

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NEE-voyd BAY-sul SEL KAR-sih-NOH-muh SIN-drome)
A genetic condition that causes unusual facial features and disorders of the skin, bones, nervous system, eyes, and endocrine glands. People with this syndrome have a higher risk of basal cell carcinoma. Also called basal cell nevus syndrome and Gorlin syndrome.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.