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What is Turcot syndrome?

Turcot syndrome is a rare inherited condition in which people are at increased risk of adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancer, as well as brain tumors. There are actually 2 types of Turcot syndrome:
a. One can be caused by gene changes similar to those seen in FAP, in which cases the brain tumors are medulloblastomas.
b. The other can also be caused by gene changes similar to those seen in HNPCC, in which cases the brain tumors are glioblastomas.

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