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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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.Gardner syndrome is a rare, genetic disorder characterized by multiple growths (
Last updated: 6/2/2011
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