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Familial polyposis -- classical

Familial polyposis -- classical: Introduction

Familial polyposis -- classical: An inherited condition where polyps develop in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The polyps are initially benign but may become malignant if untreated. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Familial polyposis -- classical is available below.

Symptoms of Familial polyposis -- classical

Treatments for Familial polyposis -- classical

  • Removal of colon
  • Endoscopic surveillance
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy should be performed every 1-2 years starting at age 10-12 years in patients with FAP to document the onset of polyposis
  • Drugs used in the treatment of FAP include sulindac and celecoxib
  • Screening of family members of patients with FAP should begin by age 12 years
  • more treatments...»

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Familial polyposis -- classical: Complications

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  • Bowel cancer
  • Colorectal cancer (100% in untreated patients)
  • Duodenal or periampullary adenocarcinoma (4-12%)
  • Desmoid formation (as many as 20%, typically postcolectomy)
  • Death due to malignancy
  • more complications...»

Causes of Familial polyposis -- classical

  • The genetic defect in FAP is a germline mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli gene
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Prognosis for Familial polyposis -- classical

Prognosis for Familial polyposis -- classical: benign polyps can form in teenage years with cancer development usually occurring late in the 3rd decade

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