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Attenuated familial polyposis

Attenuated familial polyposis: Introduction

Attenuated familial polyposis: 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 attenuated form of the condition is distinguished by the development of polyps in old age rather than during the first decades of life. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Attenuated familial polyposis is available below.

Symptoms of Attenuated familial polyposis

Treatments for Attenuated familial polyposis

  • Removal of colon
  • 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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Causes of Attenuated familial polyposis

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Prognosis for Attenuated familial polyposis

Prognosis for Attenuated familial polyposis: Malignancy tends to develop by 40 years of age.

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