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43) Epidermoid cysts of the head and neck can be associated with Gardner's syndrome, with the lesions frequently affecting the scalp, face, and soft tissues of the neck.
Epidermoid inclusion cysts seen on CT of a patient with Gardner's syndrome.
Gardner's syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by clonic polyposis and multiple benign as well as some malignant neoplasms.
A genetic predisposition clearly exists in a minority of these tumors, such as Gardner's syndrome.
Osteomas are also part of Gardner's syndrome, an autosomal-dominant disease characterized by intestinal polyposis, osteomas, and soft tissue tumors such as dermoid cysts and fibromas.