Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 16, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the pathophysiology of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What causes familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the US prevalence of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the global prevalence of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

When is the typical onset of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the prognosis of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What causes mortality in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What are the possible complications of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

DDX

Which specialists are included in the multidisciplinary management team for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Familial Adenomatous Polyposis?

Workup

What are the ACG guidelines on genetic testing for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the role of genetic testing in the workup of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the role of polypectomy in the workup of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Treatment

What is the role of surveillance in the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

How is familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) treated?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is the risk of adenomas of the ileal pouch following proctocolectomy for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What is included in patient education about familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used in the treatment of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis?