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5 Facts you should know about

Gardner syndrome

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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

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

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

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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

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

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