Familial adenomatous polyposis secondary prevention

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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]

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All patients with familial adenomatous polyposis will develop colorectal cancer. For secondary prevention of colorectal cancer total colectomy must be done. Effective tests for the secondary prevention of other complications and associated conditions include annual pouchoscopy following surgery and annual physical examination and ultrasound.

Secondary Prevention

Condition Test Frequency
Anastomotic polyp recurrence after ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) Pouchoscopy Every year
Hepatoblastoma Alpha-fetoprotein and abdominal ultrasound Every year from birth until the age of 10 years
Soft tissue or bone lesions Physical examination Every year
Thyroid conditions Ultrasound Every year

References

  1. Kennedy, Raelene D.; Potter, D. Dean; Moir, Christopher R.; El-Youssef, Mounif (2014). "The natural history of familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome: A 24year review of a single center experience in screening, diagnosis, and outcomes". Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 49 (1): 82–86. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.09.033. ISSN 0022-3468.
  2. 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.

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