With appropriate medical care, individuals with the more severe form can look forward to normal life expectancy
. In addition to the benign tumors that frequently occur in TSC, other common symptoms include seizures, mental retardation, behavior problems, and skin abnormalities, which may take some time to develop. Surgery, including dermabrasion and laser treatment, may be useful for treatment of skin lesions. It is important that your daughter be regularly monitored by her doctor.