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Medical Term:

cylindromatosis

Pronunciation: sil-in-dro'ma-to'sis

Definition: A rare genetic disorder [MIM#132700] characterized by the formation of numerous benign papules and nodules arising from skin adnexal structures and occurring principally on the face and scalp. When lesions are confluent the condition is called a “turban tumor.”

Synonym(s): Brooke-Spiegler syndrome, familial cylindromatosis, turban tumor syndrome

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