Proteus syndrome

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A variable disorder in which there is asymmetric and disproportionate overgrowth of body parts, together with connective tissue and epidermal naevi, dysregulated adipose tissue, and vascular malformations. It may be a form of somatic mosaicism but the underlying cause remains obscure. The suggestion that it is associated with PTEN mutations seems to have been excluded.

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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