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Gardner syndrome



Gardner syndrome is an autosomal dominant form of polyposis characterized by the presence of multiple polyps in the colon together with tumors outside the colon


The number of polyps increases with age, and hundreds to thousands of polyps can develop in the colon


Cancers related to Gardner syndrome commonly appear in the thyroid, liver, and kidneys


The countless polyps in the colon predispose to the development of colon cancer; if the colon is not removed, the chance of colon cancer is considered to be very significant


Polyps may also grow in the stomach, duodenum, spleen, kidneys, liver, mesentery, and small bowel

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