What are phakomatoses?

Updated: Jun 25, 2020
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Phakomatoses are a group of hamartomatous disorders in which abnormal proliferation of tissues occurs in their normal locations. These tumors primarily affect the eye, skin, and nervous system, although other systems may be affected to a lesser degree.


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