Turcot syndrome

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What are early signs of Turcot syndrome?

The main characteristic for Turcot syndrome is the formation of adenomatous polyps (benign growths) in the gastrointestinal tract (also called colorectal). Signs and symptoms that polyps have formed can include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, abdominal (stomach) pain, and weight loss. Turcot syndrome also has an increased risk for central nervous (brain) tumors which may cause symptoms depending on the size and location of the tumors. These symptoms may include, but are not limited to, headaches, vomiting, irritability, decreased vision, difficulty walking, clumsiness, jerky eye movements, weakness in the face, ringing in the ears, and double vision.

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