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Hereditary Polyposis Coli

Hereditary Polyposis Coli: Introduction

Hereditary Polyposis Coli: 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 Hereditary Polyposis Coli is available below.

Symptoms of Hereditary Polyposis Coli

Treatments for Hereditary Polyposis Coli

  • 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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Hereditary Polyposis Coli: Complications

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Causes of Hereditary Polyposis Coli

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Less Common Symptoms of Hereditary Polyposis Coli

Hereditary Polyposis Coli: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hereditary Polyposis Coli

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Hereditary Polyposis Coli: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Hereditary Polyposis Coli

Prognosis for Hereditary Polyposis Coli: Malignancy can develop by 40 years of age.

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