Juvenile polyposis syndrome is a kind of problem that usually affects teenagers and children and here one can see the eruption of multiple juvenile polyps in and around the gastrointestinal tract. These are abnormal growths that come from mucous membranes and are usually being. The common symptoms here include rectal bleeding, trouble in digesting food and also pain in the rectum area.
HOW IS JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A Paediatric/General Physician diagnoses Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome by conducting an endoscopic exam to determine the number of Polyps in the body.
HOW IS JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME TREATED?
Management should involve routine colonoscopy and if the number of polyps remains low endoscopic polypectomy is the gold standard for treatment. Due to the risk of cancer and polyposis extension, surgical colectomy associated with proctectomy and ileoanal anastomosis may also be proposed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome can be inherited or occur sporadically in families. Since Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome is an inherited disease, it cannot be prevented.