Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polyposis Intestinal Treatment

Treatment for Gardner's syndrome may include surgery to remove a portion of the colon and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

Treatment for Gardner's syndrome may include:

  • Surgery for Gardner's syndrome:
    • Removal of a portion of the colon
  • Sulindac (Clinoril)
  • Tamoxifen:
    • Also has prostaglandin inhibiting properties like sulindac
    • May be used in combination with
  • Doxorubicin with dacarbazine:
    • May reduce polyps following surgical removal of a portion of the colon
  • Oral calcium:
    • May reduce colorectal cell turnover

Polyposis Intestinal Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Gardner's syndrome:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Polyposis Intestinal References
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  2. Seruga M, Hauzer-Petrovic A. Gardner's syndrome in several family members. Hepatogastroenterology. 1996 Jul-Aug;43(10):1088-91. [8884345]
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