Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
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Gardner syndrome is a variant of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) characterized by multiple, bilateral atypical CHRPE. TRIAD=intestinal polyps+skeletal hamartomas+soft tissue tumours (cysts, neurofibromas, etc). Over 50% will have dental anomalies. This condition can be seen as early as childhood and patients will develop colon cancer if left untreated.
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited condition in which numerous polyps form mainly in the epithelium of the large intestine. While these polyps start out benign, malignant transformation into colon cancer occurs when left untreated | Image of en:familial adenomatous polyposis as seen on en:sigmoidoscopy. Released into public domain on permission of patient. -- Samir /en.wikipedia.org