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The presence of multiple adenomatous polyps in the large bowel confers a high lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. Although many cases of classical familial adenomatous polyposis (> 100 polyps) can be accounted for by mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene, a large group of...
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant condition mostly due to a mutation of the APC gene on the chromosome 5q. Carriers have an almost 100% chance of developing colorectal cancer after having multiple (typically 100s to 1000s) of adenomatous polyps. It is usually readily...
Since restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) with ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) removes the entire diseased mucosa, it has become firmly established as the standard operative procedure of choice for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Many technical controversies still persist, such as...
Almost all patients affected by Familial Adenomatous polyposis (FAP) will develop foregut as well as hindgut polyps, and following prophylactic colectomy duodenal cancer constitutes one of the leading causes of death in screened populations. Without prophylactic colectomy, FAP patients...
Desmoid tumours are rare neoplasms of fibroblastic origin which arise with disproportionate frequency in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). They are thought to develop in about 10–25% of FAP patients and may be the leading cause of death amongst those who have undergone...
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