Proteus syndrome

Citation
H. Yasuda et al., Proteus syndrome, DERMATOLOGY, 203(2), 2001, pp. 180-184
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Dermatology
Journal title
DERMATOLOGY
ISSN journal
1018-8665 → ACNP
Volume
203
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
180 - 184
Database
ISI
SICI code
1018-8665(2001)203:2<180:PS>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
A case of Proteus syndrome is presented, in which severe hemihypertrophy of the left trunk and left lower extremity, scoliosis, endometriosis and huge bizarre-shaped body tumors were observed. Up to 22.6 kg of tumorous tissue was excised. This syndrome was first described in 1983. The name Proteus c omes from a Greek mythical sea god who was able to change his body form fre ely. This syndrome has numerous features including hemihypertrophy, macroda ctyly, various subcutaneous masses, scoliosis and other minor abnormalities . Although diagnostic criteria have been established for Proteus syndrome, which is very difficult to differentiate from other congenital hamartomatou s syndromes, more case reports are needed to define such a rare disorder. O ur patient is the 6th Japanese case in the English literature. Copyright (C ) 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel.