Carol Durno, Author at Endocrinology Advisor

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Gastrointestinal Polyps: Juvenile Polyposis (JP)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Juvenile polyposis (JP)? What are the typical findings for this disease? Juvenile polyposis is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by multiple juvenile polyps primarily in the colorectum but can also be found throughout the upper gastrointestinal tract. The diagnosis of JP…

Gastrointestinal Polyps: Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Peutz-Jeghers syndrome? What are the typical findings for this disease? Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by hamartomatous polyps in the gastrointestinal tract and mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation. Polyps predominate in the small bowel but also can develop in the stomach…

Gastrointestinal Polyps: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Familial Adenomatous Polyposis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant syndrome with near complete penetrance whereby hundreds to thousands of polyps develop in the colon. Left untreated 90% of patients will develop colon…

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