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Gardner syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Gardner's syndrome
  • Intestinal polyposis, osteomas, sebaceous cysts
  • Polyposis coli and multiple hard and soft tissue tumors
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Overview

Gardner syndrome is a rare, genetic disorder characterized by multiple growths (polyps) in the colon (often 1,000 or more), extra teeth (supernumerary), bony tumors of the skull (osteomas), and fatty cysts and/or fibrous tumors in the skin (fibromas or epithelial cysts). Gardner syndrome is a variant of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a rare group of disorders characterized by the growth of multiple polyps in the colon.[1]
Last updated: 6/2/2011

References

  1. Randall RW, Jasperson JW. APC-associated Polyposis Conditions. GeneReviews. July 24, 2008; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1345/. Accessed 6/2/2011.
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Basic Information

  • Cancer.Net, oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, has information about Gardner syndrome. Click on the link to view the information.
  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Gardner syndrome. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Gardner syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Gardner's syndrome
  • Intestinal polyposis, osteomas, sebaceous cysts
  • Polyposis coli and multiple hard and soft tissue tumors
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.