What is Oldfield syndrome?

Updated: Jun 06, 2020
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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Oldfield syndrome refers to the association between sebaceous cysts and FAP. Patients present during adolescence with subcutaneous lesions typically located on the extremities, scalp, and face; they develop during adolescence. [32] These patients share the same chromosomal derangements as those with FAP (ie, germline mutations of the APC gene on band 5q21).


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