familial polyposis


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familial polyposis

[fə′mil·yəl ‚päl·ə′pō·səs]
(medicine)
A hereditary condition transmitted as an autosomal dominant and characterized by the appearance of polyps in the small intestine and colon; malignant degeneration is common.
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Observations on the origin of adenomatous epithelium of the colon: serial section of minute polyps in familial polyposis.
None of these patients had a history of inflammatory bowel disease or familial polyposis.
It's still high, but it's not the 100 percent that goes along with familial polyposis.
In a paragraph dealing with common and variant presentations of familial polyposis, a click on the light bulb generated a list of MEDLINE abstracts that appeared to be random references to familial and juvenile adenomatous polyposis.
Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, familial polyposis, and cancer.
With the exception of presymptomatic testing for familial polyposis coli [a genetic disorder resulting in colon cancer], there is no documented benefit to the child of testing for cystic fibrosis carrier status or presymptomatic testing for Huntington's disease.
HR15 Colonoscopy: Persons with a family history of familial polyposis coli or cancer family syndrome, a) two or more first degree relatives with colon cancer, start colonoscopy at age 35 or 5 yrs less than youngest relative with cancer and continue every 3-5 years.
If you need to have your colon and rectum removed because of ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis several operations may be available.
In people with a genetic mutation that causes familial polyposis, piles of cells that have a strong potential to develop into tumors of the inner lining of the colon, are extremely high risk for developing colon cancer.
In a four-year study of 58 persons with familial polyposis, an inherited p condition, it was found that patients who consumed a high-fiber bran cereal dail reduction in the number of polyps in their large intestines compared to those wh a look-alike low-fiber cereal.
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