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Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant

Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant: Introduction

Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant: A genetic condition characterized by the development of adenomatous polyps mainly in the colon and rectum. There may be hundreds or thousands of polyps and these polyps have a predisposition for becoming cancerous. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and occurs in a familial pattern. Most patients have at least one parent with the condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant is available below.

Symptoms of Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant

Treatments for Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant

  • Genetic testing is may be required to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment plan usually involves regular monitoring of the polyps (polypectomy). Problematic polyps may require a prophylactic colectomy where a portion of the colon (or other affected parts of the gastrointestinal tract) is removed. NSAID's may be used to reduce or delay the development of cancer and to reduce the number of polyps that develop
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Misdiagnosis and Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be...read more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities...read more »

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Prognosis for Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant

Prognosis for Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant: Malignancy tends to develop by 40 years of age.

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  1. Adenomatous Polyposis of the Colon, autosomal dominant: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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