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Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

Tumour Group:
Other Brain Tumours and Related Conditions
WHO Grade:
Typical Age Range:

Tumour Characteristics

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.


Common symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • 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 (TSC) will be shown.