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Yes. The importance of jaw cysts is to have them treated when small so it would be sensible to have x-rays in this case. … Continue reading →
Jaw cysts can grow to a tremendous size within a few years. This is a reuslt of the secretion of fluid into the sac. … Continue reading →
Normally, once annually unless advised otherwise by the oral consultant involved. … Continue reading →
There is a 50:50 chance of children inheriting Gorlin Syndrome. It is suggested that an appointment is obtained with a Geneticist who will be in a position to confirm the condition in family members. The family GP can arrange the appointment. … Continue reading →
In some patients with Gorlin Syndrome radiotherapy may lead to rapid development of new basal cell carcinomas and therefore should be used under special / exceptional circumstances. … Continue reading →
The procedure is a form of surgical excision that has been modified with mapping the margins of the tissue specimen to determine whether tumour remains. This technique spares normal tissue because of the microscopic control involved. The pain, post-operative result, … Continue reading →
Yes they are. Bifid ribs are ribs that are split in two. They cause no problems and need no attention. … Continue reading →
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. … Continue reading →
Yes. The second toe tends to be longer than the big toe resulting in the second toe getting pushed back. … Continue reading →
No hard and fast rule. In some people they do slow down with age, in others there is little difference. … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
There is no evidence to suggest that fibromas or cysts affect fertility.
In pregnancy and childbirth 72% – 80% of women needed forceps or caesarean section during childbirth.
There is a 50% risk that a child will inherit the condition. It is important to point out that you do have choices. Speak to your Doctor or Geneticist, they will be in a position to offer information and advice … Continue reading →
Yes. Once blood has been donated it goes through a process which ensures it is safe for transfusion.
Jaw cysts should be treated when small. The only sure way of detecting a jaw cyst is by x-ray. It is therefore sensible for regular x-rays at intervals recommended by your geneticist or oral consultant and this will be dependent … Continue reading →
There is at present no protocol for regular screening for ovarian fibromas/cysts. If the patient requested screening it would be advised that healthcare professionals with experience of Gorlin Syndrome did it.
Studies show that about 25% of women have fibromas. They cause no problems unless they are large. There is no evidence that they affect fertility.
Only if it is causing problems, i.e. sometimes when the ovary twists round the pedicle, it can stangulate the blood supply. Usually the fibroma, not the ovary is removed. Sometimes cysts develop on the ovaries during the menstrual cycle. These … Continue reading →
They are solid benign lumps on the ovary which often become calcified. 25% – 30% of Gorlin women are affected by ovarian fibroma and/or calcification. They cause no problems unless they are large.
No hard and fast rule. In some people they do slow down with age, in others there is little difference.