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Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Many of them, such as seizures and developmental delays, are common in children who do not have TSC. Therefore, in order to diagnose the condition, doctors look for a group of symptoms. Some of the symptoms are present at birth, such as tumors on the heart and white patches on the skin.
Your child’s medical team may run a number of different tests to diagnose TSC, including:
Sometimes heart tumors are seen during a routine prenatal ultrasound. These heart tumors can be an early sign of TSC. If your clinician sees this type of tumor, he or she may refer you for advanced ultrasound screening.
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