tuberous sclerosis

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(Bourneville’s disease, epiloia) a hereditary disorder in which the brain, skin, and other organs are studded with small plaques or tumours; eye involvement includes retinal tumours (astrocytic hamartomas), coloboma, papilloedema, optic nerve gliomas, and eyelid neuromas. Symptoms include epilepsy, learning difficulties, and behavioural disorders.

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