Turcot's syndrome


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Turcot's syndrome

 [tēr´kots]
familial polyposis of the colon associated with malignant tumors of the central nervous system.
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Turcot's syndrome

A rare genetic disorder featuring the association a primary brain tumour and multiple adenomas of the colon and rectum. J. Turcot was a Canadian surgeon who worked at Hôtel Dieu de Quebec Hospital and Laval University.
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