Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

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1.50

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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or familial polyposis coli (FPC) is an autosomal dominant polyposis syndrome with varying degrees of penetrance. If untreated, patients will develop hundreds to thousands of polyps throughout the colon and rectum. Polyps often develop in the early teenage years and result in a nearly 100 percent lifetime risk of colorectal cancer by age forty if untreated. Colectomy is necessary for substantial risk reduction for the development of colorectal cancer. FAP correlates with other malignancies including gastric and duodenal cancers, hepatoblastomas, and desmoid tumors. This activity will assist practitioners in recognizing when to consider the diagnosis of familial adenomatous polyposis and how to manage it. This activity highlights the critical role of the interprofessional care team in caring for patients with this condition.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • List the factors associated with increased risk of familial adenomatous polyposis.
  • Describe the history and physical exam findings typically seen in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis.
  • Describe treatment considerations for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis.
  • Examine the role of interprofessional team members in optimizing collaboration and communication to ensure patients with familial adenomatous polyposis receive high-quality care, which will lead to enhanced outcomes.

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American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
American Board of Pathology
  • GI (incl. Liver, Pancreas, Bilary)
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

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  • Name: 'FPC.png' Attribution: Contributed by Steve Bhimji, MS, MD, PhD
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