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Gardner's syndrome, a rare combination in surgical practice.


ABSTRACT: A 45-year-old man presented to the emergency ward with features of intestinal obstruction of 2?days duration. On admission, there was abdominal distension and multiple sessile polyps found on digital rectal examination. In addition, a soft tissue swelling near the elbow and a bony swelling over scalp were noted. Abdominal radiography revealed gaseous distension of the small and large bowel, and ultrasound revealed diffuse, gas-filled bowel with sluggish peristalsis. The obstruction failed to resolve with conservative measures and at emergency laparotomy an irregular hard recto-sigmoid junction mass was identified. A defunctioning transverse loop colostomy was undertaken and the abdomen closed. During recovery, a colonoscopy was performed and a malignant appearing lesion was identified 15?cm proximal to the anal verge. Further per-stomal colonoscopy revealed multiple sessile polyps from the ileo-caecal valve to the descending colon. The cutaneous and abdominal findings were consistent with a rare acute presentation of Gardner's syndrome.

SUBMITTER: Sahoo MR 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4039798 | BioStudies | 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 175100

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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