Gardner syndrome

Summary of 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 extracolonic tumors may include osteomas of the skull, thyroid cancer, epidermoid cysts, fibromas, as well as the occurrence of desmoid tumors in approximately 15% of affected individuals.

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Pathology

Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review

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Gardner syndrome may be identified on oral findings of .

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A 29-year-old woman with a strong family history of colorectal cancer attends the clinic for a screening colonoscopy. The colonoscopy results, shown below, are suspicious for an inherited condition caused by a mutation in chromosome 5. On systemic examination, the patient has widespread epidermoid cysts, particularly noticeable on the face and extremities, and an abnormal growth in her mandible. Considering the clinical presentation, which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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