Other Names for this Disease
- Gardner's syndrome
- Intestinal polyposis, osteomas, sebaceous cysts
- Polyposis coli and multiple hard and soft tissue tumors
Your QuestionAll the information I've seen on Gardner syndrome is about polyps; I can't find anything about bony growth in this condition. I have a bony growth in my neck that is completely surrounding a nerve. Where can I find information and help about this?
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The bony growths associated with Gardner syndrome are called osteomas. They usually develop in the skull or jaw bone (the mandible), but can occur in any bone of the body. They do not spread to other parts of the body, which means they are considered a benign tumor (not malignant). Osteomas usually do not cause symptoms or health problems. However, an osteoma can be removed by surgery for cosmetic reasons or if it begins to interfere with normal movement or function.
Last updated: 1/15/2015
- Kory W Jasperson, MS and Randall W Burt, MD. APC-Associated Polyposis Conditions. GeneReviews. March 27, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1345/.