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Endoscopic image of sigmoid colon of patient with familial adenomatous polyposis.

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mohamad Alkateb, MBBCh [2]

Synonyms and Keywords: Familial polyposis coli; adenomatous polyposis of colon; APC; adenomatous polyposis coli; colon cancer, familial; familial intestinal polyposis; familial multiple polyposis; familial multiple polyposis syndrome; familial polyposis syndrome; FAP; hereditary polyposis coli; MYH-associated polyposis; polyposis coli

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Familial adenomatous polyposis from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Chest X Ray | CT | MRI | Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | urgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

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Case#1

References

  • Gardner EJ. A genetic and clinical study of intestinal polyposis, a predisposing factor for carcinoma of the colon and rectum. Am J Hum Genet 1951;3:167-76. PMID 14902760

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