Polyposis syndromes

Dr Jeremy Jones and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The polyposis syndromes are disorders in which more than 100 gastrointestinal polyps are present throughout the GI tract:

* approximately 25% cases of juvenile polyposis syndrome are familial with AD inheritance and 75% non-hereditary 4

Polyposis syndromes can also be classified into those with predominantly adenomatous polyps and those with hamartomatous polyps:

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rID: 1907
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gastrointenstinal polyposis syndromes
  • familial polyposis syndromes
  • hereditary polyposis syndromes

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: familial adenomatous polyposis
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  • Case 2: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
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