Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Cylindromatosis

  • Manfred SchwabEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_1443-2

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Definition

Cylindromatosis is a condition where mutations in the CYLD tumor suppressor gene predispose to benign tumors arising in hair follicles and in cells of sweat and scent glands, collectively called epitheliomas.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany