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A young man with familial adenomatous polyposis coli: a case report

Jaafar, Khairul Azhar and Bunn, Andrea (2007) A young man with familial adenomatous polyposis coli: a case report. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 6 (2). ISSN 1823-4631

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Familial adenomatous polyposis ( FAP ) accounts for about 1% of colorectal cases in the United States. FAP arises from the germline mutation of the adenomatous polyposis coli ( APC) gene located on chromosome 5Q21.In one third of cases it arises from spontaneous mutation and have no associated family history. As these polyps will progress to carcinoma the treatment of choice is total colectomy. This report describes a patient with a positive family history of carcinoma of the colon who developed rectal bleeding and was subsequently diagnosed as FAP following a colonoscopy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3739/23665
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Rosyidah Taju Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 12:01
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 12:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23665

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