Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 10, 2016
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic ConsiderationsSpecial considerationsOther problems to be considered

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 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