Tuberous Sclerosis



Tuberous Sclerosis


Aleksandr Vasilyev, MD, PhD










Cross section of a kidney from a patient with tuberous sclerosis is shown. An angiomyolipoma image, many cysts of various sizes image, and a renal cell carcinoma image are all typical lesions in TSC.






High-power view of an angiomyolipoma in tuberous sclerosis is shown with all 3 histological components of the tumor: Fat image, smooth muscle image, and blood vessels image.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Tuberous sclerosis (TSC)


Synonyms



  • Tuberous sclerosis complex


Definitions



  • Molecular disorder of hamartin of tuberin proteins resulting in hamartomatous lesions in skin, CNS, kidney, and other organs

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Tuberous Sclerosis
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