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Muir-Torre syndrome

Disease definition

Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) is a form of hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) characterized by cutaneous sebaceous tumors, keratoacanthomas and at least one visceral malignancy, most frequently gastrointestinal carcinoma.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Multiple keratoacanthoma, Muir-Torre type
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: L72.8
  • OMIM: 158320
  • UMLS: C1321489
  • MeSH: D055653
  • GARD: 6821
  • MedDRA: 10063042

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