Tuberous sclerosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tuberous sclerosis is an inherited disorder characterized by a triad of signs--mental retardation, seizures and adenoma sebaceum. The hamartomas that commonly affect multiple organ systems can be seen on plain film radiography. Computed tomography and ultrasonography are useful for assessing whether lesions are present in the abdomen, kidneys and brain. The hamartomas tend to bleed, causing symptoms and prompting the need for evaluation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, J; DeLuca, SA

Published Date

  • February 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 470 - 472

PubMed ID

  • 1990733

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-838X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States