Intestinal Polyps and Polyposis

Intestinal Polyps and Polyposis

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Nowadays, we are dealing more frequently with the entity of large intestine polyps, as endoscopy and bowel cancer screening programmes are rapidly expanding. Often a single polyp is involved, but more complex situations are also encountered, including the well-defined pattern of polyposis. These situations can fall into a gray area, not only for diagnosis, but also for the correct treatment and follow-up. New developments in pathophysiology and treatment options are leading to new questions. This handbook aims to offer a integrated approach for all physicians (doctors) who deal with these issues, by presenting up-to-date discussion from genetics through treatment, to implications of genetic counseling. It will also help specialists to offer more qevidence-basedq treatments, by implementing the best clinical individual judgement informed by the best current scientific evidence.Gheorghe C, Iacob R, Bancila I (2007) Olympus capsule endoscopy for small bowel examination. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 16(3):309a€“313. 63. Cronkhite LW, Canada WJ (1955) Generalized gastrointestinal polyposis: an unusual syndrome of polyposis, pigmentation, alopecia ... colorectal cancer is the underlying cause of sporadic mismatch repair deficiency and is tightly associated with BRAF mutation.

Title:Intestinal Polyps and Polyposis
Author:G.G. Delaini, Tomas Skricka, Gianluca Colucci
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-03-29


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