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Familial Intestinal Polyposis

Familial Intestinal Polyposis: Introduction

Familial Intestinal 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Familial Intestinal Polyposis is available below.

Symptoms of Familial Intestinal Polyposis

Treatments for Familial Intestinal Polyposis

  • 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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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Familial Intestinal Polyposis: Complications

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Causes of Familial Intestinal Polyposis

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Less Common Symptoms of Familial Intestinal Polyposis

Familial Intestinal Polyposis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Familial Intestinal Polyposis

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Hospitals & Clinics: Familial Intestinal Polyposis

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Familial Intestinal Polyposis: Rare Types

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Familial Intestinal Polyposis: Animations

Prognosis for Familial Intestinal Polyposis

Prognosis for Familial Intestinal Polyposis: Malignancy can develop by 40 years of age.

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More information about Familial Intestinal Polyposis

  1. Familial Intestinal Polyposis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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