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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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Inheritance


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How is Gardner syndrome inherited?

Gardner syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. In most cases, an affected person has one parent with the condition.[1]
Last updated: 6/2/2011

References
  1. Familial adenomatous polyposis. Genetics Home Reference. April 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/familial-adenomatous-polyposis. Accessed 6/2/2011.