Medical Dictionary: Familial adenomatous polyposis


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Familial adenomatous polyposis: Another name for Familial polyposis.
Familial adenomatous polyposis (condition): Rare genetic disease causing multiple colorectal polyps

Familial adenomatous polyposis: A rare, inherited condition, called familial polyposis, causes hundreds of polyps to form in the colon and rectum. Unless this condition is treated, familial polyposis is almost certain to lead to colorectal cancer.1

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1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: NCI

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