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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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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.
- Randall RW, Jasperson JW. APC-associated Polyposis Conditions. GeneReviews. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1345/. Accessed June 2, 2011.
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- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Gardner syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.