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Review article

Clinically relevant imaging in tuberous sclerosis

Rupa RadhakrishnanSadhna Verma
Department of Radiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Date of Submission: 17-May-2011, Date of Acceptance: 19-Jun-2011, Date of Web Publication: 27-Jul-2011.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Sadhna Verma

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 234 Goodman Street, PO Box 670761, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0761, USA
E-mail: drsadhnaverma@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Sadhna Verma

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Department of Radiology, 234 Goodman Street, PO Box 670761, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0761, USA
E-mail: drsadhnaverma@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.83230 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin


Tuberous sclerosis (TS), also known as Bourneville disease or Bourneville-Pringle disease, is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder classically characterized by the presence of hamartomatous growths in multiple organs. TS and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) are different terms for the same genetic condition. Both terms describe clinical changes due to mutations involving either of the two genes named TSC1 and TSC2, which regulate cell growth. The diagnosis of TSC is established using diagnostic criteria based on clinical and imaging findings. Routine screening and surveillance of patients with TSC is needed to determine the presence and extent of organ involvement, especially the brain, kidneys, and lungs, and identify the development of associated complications. As the treatment is organ specific, imaging plays a crucial role in the management of patients with TSC.
Keywords: Angiomyolipomas, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Tubers

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