Full Colonoscopy - Familial Adenomatous Polyposis in Colon

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A full colonoscopy performed from the cecum to the rectum in retroflexed maneuver in a familial adenomatous polyposis coli is presented.
Classic familial adenomatous polyposis (called FAP or classic FAP) is a genetic condition. It is diagnosed when a person develops more than 100 adenomatous colon polyps. An adenomatous polyp is an area where normal cells that line the inside of a person's colon begin to make mucous and form a mass on the inside of the intestinal tract. More than 95% of people with FAP will have multiple colon polyps by age 35. If FAP is not recognized and treated, there is almost a 100% chance that a person will develop colorectal cancer. The risk of colon cancer is 87% by age 45.

tags: polyposis colon endoscopy colon cancer


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