source: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Warrier S K, Kalady M F
Surgical management of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is complex and requires both sound judgment and technical skills. Because colorectal cancer risk approaches 100%, prophylactic colorectal surgery remains a cornerstone of management. Both patient factors and disease characteristics influence surgical decision-making regarding the timing of prophylactic surgery, the extent of resection, and types of reconstruction. Making appropriate choices can be challenging and there is continued debate regarding optimal strategies. This chapter reviews the controversies in colorectal surgery for FAP.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
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