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Familial polyposis of the colon

Introduction: Familial polyposis of the colon

Description of Familial polyposis of the colon

Familial polyposis of the colon (medical condition): An inherited condition where polyps develop in the lining of the...more »

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Familial polyposis -- classical:
  »Introduction: Familial polyposis -- classical
  »Symptoms of Familial polyposis -- classical
  »Causes of Familial polyposis -- classical
  »Treatments for Familial polyposis -- classical

Familial polyposis of the colon: Related Topics

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Familial polyposis of the colon: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Familial polyposis of the colon is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Familial polyposis of the colon, or a subtype of Familial polyposis of the colon, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Familial polyposis of the colon as a Disease

Familial polyposis of the colon: Another name for Familial polyposis -- classical (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Familial polyposis -- classical
  »Symptoms of Familial polyposis -- classical
  »Causes of Familial polyposis -- classical
  »Treatments for Familial polyposis -- classical

Familial polyposis of the colon: Related Diseases

Familial polyposis of the colon: Familial polyposis of the colon is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Familial polyposis of the colon

Some of the causes of Familial polyposis of the colon are included in the list below:

  • The genetic defect in FAP is a germline mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli gene

Symptoms of Familial polyposis of the colon (Familial polyposis -- classical)

Some of the symptoms of Familial polyposis of the colon incude:

Treatments for Familial polyposis of the colon (Familial polyposis -- classical)

Treatments for Familial polyposis of the colon (Familial polyposis -- classical) include:

  • 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

Treatment of Familial polyposis of the colon: For more treatment information about Familial polyposis of the colon, see treatment of Familial polyposis -- classical (Familial polyposis of the colon)

Familial polyposis of the colon: Related Disease Topics

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Source - NIH

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