Extracolonic polyposis in familial adenomatous polyposis: so near and yet so far

Spigelman, A. D.
March 2004
Gut;Mar2004, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p322
Academic Journal
Extracolonic polyps in familial adenomatous polyposis were described in the stomach by Hauser in 1895. There were huge differences reported across the world in the observed proportion of polyposis patients who were affected by duodenal polyposis in the 1970s and 1980s. Those from Japan found that 96 percent of polyposis patients had duodenal polyposis as well as colonic polyposis compared with 45 percent of polyposis patients from elsewhere. Those who maintain an interest in the arcane world of duodenal polyposis in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis will note the great progress that has been made over the past 15 years.


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