Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome is a hereditary condition that is characterized by the presence of polyps in the digestive tract. Known as the hamartomas polyps, these are noncancerous masses of normal tissue that develop on the inner walls of the intestines. These polyps develop before the age of 20 and the number of polyps that a person may have throughout his lifetime can range from 5 to about 100.
HOW IS JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Oncologists may evaluate your symptoms and conduct a physical examination for diagnosing Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome. Blood tests and imaging tests may be performed to detect location and size of polyps. For confirmation of diagnosis, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy may be performed.
HOW IS JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment for Juvenile polyposis syndrome ranges from medication to alternative medications and therapies, based on the intensity of the problem. However, if there is a doubt or risk of malignancy then a surgery may be essential.
DID YOU KNOW?
Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome may occur sporadically in families or in an inherited autosomal dominant recessive manner.