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Proteus Syndrome

Hamartoneoplastic malformation syndrome of uncertain etiology characterized by partial GIGANTISM of the hands and/or feet, asymmetry of the limbs, plantar hyperplasia, hemangiomas (HEMANGIOMA), lipomas (LIPOMA), lymphangiomas (LYMPHANGIOMA), epidermal NEVI; MACROCEPHALY; cranial HYPEROSTOSIS, and long-bone overgrowth. Joseph Merrick, the so-called "elephant man", apparently suffered from Proteus syndrome and not NEUROFIBROMATOSIS, a disorder with similar characteristics.

Year introduced: 1992

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Tree Number(s): C04.445.435.500, C04.651.435.500, C05.116.099.750, C05.660.585.620, C16.131.077.740, C16.131.621.585.620

MeSH Unique ID: D016715

Entry Terms:

  • Elephant Man Disease
  • Proteus-Like Syndrome
  • Proteus Like Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Proteus-Like

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