Familial adenomatous polyposis
February 1, 2023
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited genetic disorder that predisposes individuals to the development of numerous polyps in the colon and rectum. These polyps are abnormal growths of the lining of the colon and rectum, and if left untreated, they can progress to colon cancer. The onset of FAP typically occurs in the teenage years or early adulthood, and the number of polyps can increase over time. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and changes in bowel habits. FAP is caused by mutations in the APC gene, which is responsible for regulating cell growth and division. The diagnosis of FAP is usually made through a combination of genetic testing, medical history, and a physical exam. Treatment may include regular monitoring and surveillance, prophylactic colectomy (removal of the colon), and management of associated complications.
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