Tissue and tumor mosaicism of the myotonin protein kinase gene trinucleotide repeat in a patient with multiple basal cell carcinomas associated with myotonic dystrophy.


Journal Article

We describe the third case (to our knowledge) of multiple basal cell carcinoma associated with myotonic dystrophy and carry out a genetic study of the tumor comparing it with healthy skin. We consider that our results show that this association might be not a purely random phenomenon and that the particular genetic characteristics of this disorder might have a role in the pathogenesis of the tumor.

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Cited Authors

  • Bañuls, J; Botella, R; Palau, F; Ramón, R; Díaz, C; Payá, A; Carnero, L; Vergara, G

Published Date

  • February 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 2 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S1 - S3

PubMed ID

  • 14726854

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14726854

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0190


  • eng