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Title: Hereditary polyposis syndromes of the gastrointestinal tract in children

Author:
Maciej Potyrała, Barbara Iwańczak
Type:
Review articles
Language:
PL
Journal:
Polish Gastroenterology
Year:
2001
Volume:
8
Number:
4
Start page:
361
Final page:
366
ISSN:
1232-9886
Keywords:
familial polyposis syndromes, children, prevention, traetment
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Primary gastrointestinal malignancies in childhood are very rare, nethertheless beyond the primary hepatic tumors colorectal cancer is the second malignancy of digestive system in children. There are predisposi-tions for the developement of colon cancer in individuals with hereditary gatrointestinal tract polyposis syndromes. Polyps of the gastrointestinal tract in the course of hereditary polyposis syndromes are observed in children also. Genetic testing and endoscopic procedures enable early detection of affected individuals and prophylaxis of cancer development. In some polyposis syndromes prevention should include children of the families with the known mutations.