Familial adenomatous polyposis history and symptoms

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

Overview

The majority of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are asymptomatic till colorectal cancer happens. Common symptoms of familial adenomatous polyposis are gastrointestinal bleeding, pain, and altered bowel habits. Patients with FAP may experience fatigue following occult bleeding.

History and Symptoms

The majority of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis are asymptomatic till the development of colorectal cancer.

History

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis may have a positive:[1]

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of familial adenomatous polyposis are:[1]

Extracolonic manifestations

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis may present with the following extracolonic manifestations including:[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 King, John E.; Dozois, Roger R.; Lindor, Noralane M.; Ahlquist, David A. (2000). "Care of Patients and Their Families With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 75 (1): 57–67. doi:10.4065/75.1.57. ISSN 0025-6196.
  2. Griffioen G, Bus PJ, Vasen HF, Verspaget HW, Lamers CB (1998). "Extracolonic manifestations of familial adenomatous polyposis: desmoid tumours, and upper gastrointestinal adenomas and carcinomas". Scand. J. Gastroenterol. Suppl. 225: 85–91. PMID 9515758.

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