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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 197-199

Cowden syndrome diagnosed by Lhermitte–Duclos disease

Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Dr. Ann-Shung Lieu
No. 100, Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807
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DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_30_19

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Cowden syndrome (CS) is a rare genetic disease which puts patients at an increased risk of developing mucocutaneous lesion, multiple hamartomas, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, and Lhermitte–Duclos disease (LDD). This article reviews the role of LDD in the diagnosis of CS. It is important for all clinicians to identify these patients due to the high risk of other associated malignancies.

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