Early Initial Diagnosis of Gardner Syndrome in a 12-Year-Old Boy
Erich Bryan, Peter Kalina
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.
DOI: 10.4236/act.2013.21001   PDF    HTML     6,347 Downloads   11,454 Views   Citations


A 12-year-old boy presented to his primary care physician with a painful lump at the angle of the left mandible after being kicked in the jaw during a soccer game. Over the next 2 months the lesion became progressively firmer and fine needle aspiration was attempted. Results were non-diagnostic. Panorex examination revealed a calcified mass contiguous with the left angle of the mandible. Considerations were bony callus secondary to trauma versus a calcified hematoma. A maxillofacial CT showed multiple diffuse craniofacial osseous lesions including the clinically suspected region at the left angle of the mandible. Imaging findings were consistent with multiple craniofacial osteomas and workup for Gardner Syndrome was initiated. Genetic testing was subsequently positive for Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.

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Bryan, E. and Kalina, P. (2013) Early Initial Diagnosis of Gardner Syndrome in a 12-Year-Old Boy. Advances in Computed Tomography, 2, 1-3. doi: 10.4236/act.2013.21001.

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