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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], Mohamad Alkateb, MBBCh [3]

Overview

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis usually appear normal. Physical examination of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis may have palpable abdominal mass, multiple small rectal polyps, and pallor.

Physical Examination

Physical examination of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis may have palpable abdominal mass, multiple small rectal polyps, and pallor.[1][2]

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients usually appear normal.
  • However, patients may appear cachectic if colorectal cancer has developed.

Vital Signs

  • Normal

Skin

HEENT

  • Normal

Neck

Lungs

  • Usually normal

Heart

  • Usually normal

Abdomen

Pelvic

Back

  • Usually normal

Genitourinary

  • Usually normal

Neuromuscular

  • Usually normal

Extremities

  • Usually normal

References

  1. Half, Elizabeth; Bercovich, Dani; Rozen, Paul (2009). "Familial adenomatous polyposis". Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 4 (1): 22. doi:10.1186/1750-1172-4-22. ISSN 1750-1172.
  2. Beech D, Pontius A, Muni N, Long WP (2001). "Familial adenomatous polyposis: a case report and review of the literature". J Natl Med Assoc. 93 (6): 208–13. PMC 2594024. PMID 11446392.

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