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Medscape Overview on Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

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source: Medscape

year: 2016

authors: Mohammad Wehbi, John M. Carethers, Vincent W. Yang, Kamil Obideen, Jae W. Nam, Sunil Dacha


Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is the most common adenomatous polyposis syndrome. It is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the early onset of hundreds to thousands of adenomatous polyps throughout the colon. If left untreated, all patients with this syndrome will develop colon cancer by age 35-40 years. In addition, an increased risk exists for the development of other malignancies.

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