Intestinal Polyposis in Children [Article in English]

Nada Pavlović-Čalić, Kasim Muminhodžić

Abstract

This is a brief review of Intestinal polyposis in children. Three Intestinal polyposis syndromes are described in some detail, along with procedures for diagnosing and treatment and follow up of patients. In this paper the importance of diagnosing inherited polyposis syndromes is emphasized such as Familial adenomatous polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and Juvenile polyposis syndrome. The clinical screening programme should be advised for family members at risk and colectomy in affected individuals for the purpose of reducing the frequency of colorectal cancer.

Keywords

Intestinal polyposis; Children; Screening; Management

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