Tuberous sclerosis is a neurocutaneous disorder. This condition causes benign growths called tubers to form in the brain and on other organs, such as the eyes, kidneys, heart, lungs and skin. Children with tuberous sclerosis also may experience:

  • Noncancerous tumors
  • Uncontrolled epilepsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Abnormal skin on the face or back

Treatments include medicines to control seizures, surgery to reduce symptoms, chemotherapy to treat brain growths.