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Cirugía paraguaya

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FERNANDEZ, Pamela et al. CHILDHOOD FAMILIAR JUVENILE POLIPOSIS. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2019, vol.43, n.1, pp.41-43. ISSN 2307-0420.

Juvenile polyposis syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder, rare and occurs in 1 in 100,000 to 160,000 people in the general population. There is the familiar and sporadic form. 20% to 50% of patients have a family history of polyps. Juvenile polyps appear after the first year of life, they are mostly benign, however, when they are multiple and / or there is a family history of polyposis, you should suspect this syndrome. Timely diagnosis and follow-up of patients lead to improvement of symptoms and prevention of colorectal carcinoma in these risk groups. We present the cases of two brothers with this entity who consulted for rectal bleeding, whose treatment and evolution have been favorable.

Keywords : Juvenile polyposis; family history; total colectomy.

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