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Colonic Surgery in Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Bolshinsky, Vladimir M.B.B.S., Dip.Surg.Anat., F.R.A.C.S.

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: July 2019 - Volume 62 - Issue 7 - p 781–785
doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001408
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Case Summary: A 34-year-old woman is referred after a colonoscopy that revealed >100 polyps throughout her colon and rectum (Fig. 1). A random selection of 3 polyps is biopsied and reported as adenomas. She is adopted and is unaware of her biological family. She is found to have a deleterious germline variant in APC (c.1967-1974del). She works as a nurse and is married with 4 children (age: 17, 13, 11, and 6 years). She has had no prior abdominal operations.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

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Correspondence: Vladimir Bolshinsky, M.B.B.S., Dip.Surg.Anat., F.R.A.C.S., Cleveland Clinic, Colorectal Surgery, 9500 Euclid Ave/A30, Cleveland, OH 44195. E-mail:

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