Gardner's syndrome

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Gardner's syndrome

 [gahrd´nerz]
familial polyposis of the colon associated with osseous and soft tissue tumors.

Gardner's syndrome

Etymology: Eldon J. Gardner, American geneticist, b. 1909
familial polyposis of the large bowel, with fibrous dysplasia of the skull, extra teeth, osteomas, fibromas, and epidermal cysts. The condition is inherited as an autosomal-dominant trait, and malignancies occur more often than usual in families having this syndrome.

Gardner's syndrome

An autosomal dominant hereditary disorder featuring multiple benign bony tumours (osteomas), EPIDERMOID CYSTS, soft tissue tumours including DESMOID TUMOURS, POLYPS in the intestine, and a 95% chance of developing cancer of the colon. (Eldon John Gardner, American geneticist, b. 1909).
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