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View in Spanish: Esclerosis tuberosa

Tuberous sclerosis (TOO-ber-us skleh-ROH-sis)
A genetic disorder in which benign (not cancer) tumors form in the kidneys, brain, eyes, heart, lungs, and skin. This disease can cause seizures, mental disabilities, and different types of skin lesions.

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