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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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  • All 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? Click here for answer

  • Can you point me to information that links papillary thyroid cancer with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) / Gardner syndrome? Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with Gardner syndrome at birth.  I had a total colectomy with illeoanal reservoir.  Since the surgery, I have had several orthopedic issues with my spine and shoulder which cause my joints to be extremely flexible, often resulting in catastrophic problems from a minor injury.  I also have had two spinal issues, so at the age of 30 I am looking at permanent pain management therapy as a possibility.  I also have days where I am just completely out of gas by about 1 pm or can't go to work.  My dad's side of the family is the same way - we all have this disorder.  Is all this related to Gardner syndrome? Click here for answer

  • My mother-in-law has been diagnosed with Gardner syndrome. How is this syndrome inherited? Is there a genetic test to find out if my wife, and eventually our children, are affected with Gardner syndrome? Click here for answer