Cowden's Syndrome (CS) is a rare congenital autosomal dominant disorder that affects around 1/200000 patients with an incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity, characterized by alterations in a tumor suppressor gene. A 14-year-old Caucasian male patient came to the attention of the authors complaining of palm nodules, gingival bleeding and painful pedunculated lesions on the lips and on the labial side of anterior sextants. After genetic investigation the final diagnosis of a Cowden Syndrome was made. The lesions were surgically removed under general anesthesia and no clinical signs of recurrence were found three months after surgical excision. Considering the severe symptoms of the syndrome and the strong tendency to malignant development of the associated lesions all clinicians should focus their efforts to the early diagnosis and, when possible, multidisciplinary treatment.

Patini, R., Staderini, E., Gallenzi, P., Multidisciplinary surgical management of Cowden syndrome: Report of a case, <<JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DENTISTRY>>, 2016; 18 (4): 472-474. [doi:10.4317/jced.52919] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/92675]

Multidisciplinary surgical management of Cowden syndrome: Report of a case

Patini
;
Romeo; Staderini
Secondo
;
Edoardo; Gallenzi
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

Cowden's Syndrome (CS) is a rare congenital autosomal dominant disorder that affects around 1/200000 patients with an incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity, characterized by alterations in a tumor suppressor gene. A 14-year-old Caucasian male patient came to the attention of the authors complaining of palm nodules, gingival bleeding and painful pedunculated lesions on the lips and on the labial side of anterior sextants. After genetic investigation the final diagnosis of a Cowden Syndrome was made. The lesions were surgically removed under general anesthesia and no clinical signs of recurrence were found three months after surgical excision. Considering the severe symptoms of the syndrome and the strong tendency to malignant development of the associated lesions all clinicians should focus their efforts to the early diagnosis and, when possible, multidisciplinary treatment.
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Patini, R., Staderini, E., Gallenzi, P., Multidisciplinary surgical management of Cowden syndrome: Report of a case, <<JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DENTISTRY>>, 2016; 18 (4): 472-474. [doi:10.4317/jced.52919] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/92675]
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