Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)


Tumour Group: Other Brain Tumours and Related Conditions
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Description of Tumour
Treatment / Standard of Care

Description of Tumour

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a genetically dominant disorder that usually starts with seizures. Tumours commonly associated with TSC are giant cell astrocytomas in the region of the third ventricle, presenting with hydrocephalus.

TSC can cause tumours in organs other than the brain. 


Hydrocephalus is a common symptom of TSC. 

Treatment / Standard of Care

Treatment for TSC includes surgery for tumour removal and often seizure control medication.


A prognosis is an estimate of the likely progress of a disease after a diagnosis, based on an average patient group. Since every person is different, please take time to talk with your health care team about how this information applies to you.

By clicking on 'Expand,' a statistic on the prognosis for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex will be shown.

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For brain tumour patients, a prognosis depends on several factors, which can include age and other health issues, the size of the tumour, its molecular profile, the type of tumour, how much can be removed, and its response to treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Limited information available for this type of tumour and/or related conditions.


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