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Gorlin Goltz syndrome – a rare case report diagnosed radiographically

ABSTRACT

Gorlin Goltz syndrome(Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma)is an uncommon autosomal dominant condition caused by mutation in PTCH-1(patched) gene causing a wide range of developmental anomalies like cutaneous basal cell carcinoma, multiple keratocystic odontogenic tumors, palmar plantar pits and skeletal anomalies. Keratocystic odontogenic tumors being the first manifestation, dentists play a key role in diagnosing the syndrome. Thus enabling early diagnosis and treatment which reduces the severity of the long term sequale of the syndrome. We report a case of Gorlin-Goltz syndrome in a 24 years old male patient which was incidentally radiographically diagnosed in the patient.

Keywords: Basal cell carcinoma, KCOT, Falx cerebri