Colon tumor
Familial polyposis syndromes
Turcot syndrome

Editorial Board Member: Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.

Topic Completed: 1 March 2016

Revised: 10 January 2019, last major update March 2016

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Turcot's syndrome [title]

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Cite this page: Findeis-Hosey J. Turcot syndrome. website. Accessed May 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
Essential features
  • Pronounced with silent second t (Turcot was French Canadian)
Clinical features
  • Same as FAP or Lynch Syndrome, but additionally with central nervous system tumor (as above)
Case reports
Differential diagnosis
  • Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome: biallelic mismatch repair gene mutation; patients develop brain tumors, hematopoietic malignancies and Lynch syndrome associated tumors (Haematologica 2010;95:699)
Additional references
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