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Related to polyposis: polyposis coli, Intestinal polyposis

polyposis

 [pol″ĭ-po´sis]
the formation of numerous polyps.
familial polyposis (familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)) a hereditary condition marked by multiple adenomatous polyps with high malignant potential, lining the intestinal mucosa, especially that of the colon. Polyps are first seen around puberty, and by age 35 years 95 per cent of patients have polyps. Without colectomy, colon cancer is inevitable. Extracolonic manifestations may also be present. It occurs as part of several different conditions, including gardner's, peutz-jeghers, canada-cronkhite, and turcot's syndromes.

pol·y·po·sis

(pol'i-pō'sis),
Presence of several polyps.
[polyp + G. -osis, condition]

polyposis

/pol·yp·osis/ (pol″ĭ-po´sis) the formation of numerous polyps.
familial polyposis , familial adenomatous polyposis multiple adenomatous polyps with high malignant potential, lining the intestinal mucosa, especially that of the colon, beginning at about puberty. It occurs in several hereditary conditions, including Gardner's, Peutz-Jeghers, and Turcot's syndromes.

polyposis

(pŏl′ə-pō′sĭs)
n. pl. polypo·ses (-sēz)
The presence of several polyps in the body.

polyposis

[-pōsis]
Etymology: Gk, polys + pous, foot, osis, condition
an abnormal condition characterized by the presence of numerous polyps. See also familial polyposis.

polyposis

A nonspecific term for the presence of numerous polyps on a mucosal surface, especially the large intestine.

polyposis

Pathology Numerous polyps on a mucosa. See Familial adenomatous polyposis, Multiple lymphomatous polyposis.

pol·y·po·sis

(pol'i-pō'sis)
Presence of several polyps.
[polyp + G. -osis, condition]

Polyposis

The medical term for the development of multiple polyps on a body part.
Mentioned in: Nasal Polyps

pol·y·po·sis

(pol'i-pō'sis)
Presence of several polyps.
[polyp + G. -osis, condition]

polyposis

the formation of numerous polyps.
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CCS is an acquired, nonfamilial polyposis syndrome in which hamartomatous polyps are distributed throughout the gastrointestinal tract.
Cronkhite LW, Canada WJ: Generalized gastrointestinal polyposis: an unusual syndrome of polyposis, pigmentation, alopecia and onychotrophia.
1) We speculate that the trigger mechanism for the formation of solitary polyps might be local factors, such as increased exposure of irritants and/or mucosal contact, instead of systemic factors, which result in disseminated nasal polyposis.
These conclusions come from a study of the cancer risk associated with hyperplastic polyposis in which all of the patients diagnosed by a single surgeon from January 1995 through January 2002 were followed prospectively.
Almost 100% of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis have developed duodenal adenomatosis by 70-75 years of age, reported Dr.
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Now researchers have developed a genetic test to predict a person's risk of developing the precancerous condition, known as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).
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SAN FRANCISCO -- While familial adenomatous polyposis is the most common genetic disorder leading to colorectal cancer, at least four other similar autosomal dominant disorders have been identified, Dr.
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In a parallel study, the group located the gene for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) on the same chromosome.
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