Aicardi's syndrome

Aicardi Syndrome: See main article: Aicardi Syndrome

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A rare, genetic disorder marked by a lack of tissue connecting the left and right halves of the brain, seizures, lesions on the back of the eye (retina), and other brain and eye abnormalities. Other problems may include unusual facial features, defects of the hands, spine, and ribs, and developmental and gastrointestinal problems. When Aicardi syndrome occurs, it is almost always in a newborn girl. People with Aicardi syndrome have an increased risk of certain tumors, such as hepatoblastoma (a type of liver cancer) and choroid plexus tumors (a rare tumor that forms in the brain).

Source: NCI Cancer Glossary1

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Aicardi's syndrome: See Aicardi syndrome

Source: GHR2

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  • Aicardi Syndrome: Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that primarily affects newborn girls. The condition is sporadic, meaning it is not known to pass from parent to child. (An exception is3 ...

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  • Tumor: Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot4 ...

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  • Hepatoblastoma: Summary: Hepatoblastoma is a rare malignant (cancerous) tumor of the liver that usually occurs in the first 3 years of life. In early stages of the condition, there may be5 ...

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  • Liver Cancer: Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the liver, it is called liver cancer. Each year in the United6 ...

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  1. Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
  2. Source: Genetics Home Reference (GHR), National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH
  3. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ aicardi/ aicardi.htm
  4. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): benigntumors.html
  5. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 2657/ hepatoblastoma
  6. Source: CDC Cancer: cancer/ liver/ index.htm

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