Frequently Asked Questions
Yes they are. Bifid ribs are ribs that are split in two. They cause no problems and need no attention.
Yes. The second toe tends to be longer than the big toe resulting in the second toe getting pushed back.
It does appear that a large number of people with Gorlin Syndrome have this problem. It is nothing to worry about and will cause no problems.
In Gorlin Syndrome patients are at a greater risk of developing BCCs, it is therefore recommended that people take care in the sun. It is advisable to use a sun block or high factor sun screen. It is also recommended that hats, long sleeves and sunglasses are worn to protect from the sun's harmful rays.
Originally produced by Professor P. A. Farndon, Clinical Geneticist, Jim Costello (deceased) and Margaret Costello. We are reliant on a team of medical advisors for the clinical content of the website. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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