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?
Diagnosis of Juvenile polyposis syndrome is done by a pediatrician who would examine the symptoms and also do a colonoscopy, scan or internal examination if needed.
HOW IS JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME TREATED?
Most juvenile polyps are benign, but they may turn malignant. Small number of polyps can be removed during endoscopy. Large number of polyps may result in a part of the stomach or intestine to be removed
DID YOU KNOW?
Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome may occur sporadically in families or in an inherited autosomal dominant recessive manner.