Walter H. C. Burgdorf, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

Walter H. C. Burgdorf

All articles by Walter H. C. Burgdorf

Cowden Syndrome (PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome, Multiple Hamartoma Syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome, Lhermitte-Duclos Syndrome)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history A personal or family history of multiple facial and mucosal papules coupled with breast or thyroid carcinoma strongly suggests Cowden syndrome. Characteristic findings on physical examination Cowden syndrome features multiple facial, acral and mucosal papules, as well as mucosal and…

Carney Complex (Carney Syndrome, NAME Syndrome, LAMB Syndrome)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history A personal or family history of multiple pigmented lesions, myxomas (cutaneous, cardiac or mammary) endocrine abnormalities and/or unusual tumors strongly suggests the diagnosis of the Carney complex. Characteristic findings on physical examination The old acronyms of NAME (nevi, atrial myxoma,…

Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (Hornstein-Knickenberg syndrome)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history A personal or family history of multiple facial lesions, spontaneous pneumothoraces or renal tumors strongly suggests the diagnosis of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome. Characteristic findings on physical examination Multiple small dome-shaped flesh-colored papules usually on the face, neck or upper trunk are…

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