tuberous sclerosis

Pronunciation: (TOO-ber-us skleh-ROH-sis)

A genetic disorder in which benign (not cancer) tumors form in the kidneys, brain, eyes, heart, lungs, and skin. This disease can cause seizures, mental disabilities, and different types of skin lesions.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2003-05-23 Date last modified: 2009-03-20