Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 16, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Special considerations

A gastroenterologist familiar with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) should direct the overall care. In addition, a geneticist is part of the medical team involved in therapy for FAP.

Treatment frequently involves the input of a surgeon who is familiar with FAP.

Other problems to be considered

Other conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of familial adenomatous polyposis include the following:

  • Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome

  • Juvenile polyposis syndrome

  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer

  • Hyperplastic polyposis

  • Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia

  • Lymphomatous polyposis

  • Inflammatory polyposis

  • MYH-associated polyposis

Differential Diagnoses