Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Gardner syndrome?

Updated: Apr 05, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Many skin findings of Gardner syndrome are evident on full body examination; however, the patient's history of the age at onset and whether lesions are present in family members is important.

Cysts in Gardner syndrome patients are usually asymptomatic, but they may be pruritic and/or inflamed.

More than half the patients with Gardner syndrome have dental anomalies. [10] Previously undiagnosed Gardner syndrome may be detected when the patient is evaluated for multiple impacted and unerupted teeth. Dentists may play a pivotal role in detecting craniomaxillofacial osteomas, a major criterion for Gardner syndrome. [11]


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