Cowden disease

an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation on chromosome 10q, comprising a combination of ectodermal, mesodermal, and endodermal anomalies; it is characterized by development of multiple hamartomatous lesions, especially in the skin, oral mucosa, breast, thyroid, colon, and intestines, and is associated with a high incidence of malignancies in the organs involved. Called also multiple hamartoma syndrome.

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