Gardner's syndrome: genetic testing and colonoscopy are indicated in adolescents and young adults with cranial osteomas: A case report

Smuđ, Dubravko and Augustin, Goran and Kekez, Tihomir and Kinda, Emil and Majerović, Mate and Jelinčić, Željko (2007) Gardner's syndrome: genetic testing and colonoscopy are indicated in adolescents and young adults with cranial osteomas: A case report. World journal of gastroenterology, 13 (28). pp. 3900-3903. ISSN 1007-9327

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Abstract

We present a case of a 25-year-old female with diagnosed familial adenomatous polyposis and elevated carcinoembryonic antigen with negative family history. The suspicion of Gardner's syndrome was raised because extirpation of an osteoma of the left temporo-occipital region was made 10 years ago. Restorative procto-colectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis was made but histology delineated adenocarcinoma of the rectum (Dukes C stage). We conclude that cranial osteomas often precede gastrointestinal manifestations of familial adenomatous polyposis or Gardner's syndrome and such patients should be evaluated with genetic testing followed by colonoscopy if results are positive to prevent the development of colorectal carcinoma. If the diagnosis is positive all family members should be evaluated for familial adenomatous polyposis.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Gardner Syndrome - complications - diagnosis ; Osteoma - congenital ; Skull Neoplasms - congenital ; Adult ; Colonoscopy ; Female ; Genetic Screening ; Humans
Departments: Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
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Smuđ, DubravkoUNSPECIFIED
Augustin, GoranUNSPECIFIED
Kekez, TihomirUNSPECIFIED
Kinda, EmilUNSPECIFIED
Majerović, MateUNSPECIFIED
Jelinčić, ŽeljkoUNSPECIFIED
Date: July 2007
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/290

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