Turcot syndrome is the association between familial adenomatous polyposis and brain tumors. It was first reported by Turcot et al in 1959 and hence carries the first author's name.
The genetic basis of Turcot syndrome is uncertain. It has been linked to various mutations in a number of genes.
- Turcot J, Després JP, St. Pierre F. Malignant tumors of the central nervous system associated with familial polyposis of the colon: report of two cases. Dis Col Rect 1959;2:465-468. PMID 13839882.