Familial adenomatous polyposis. Definition

Medical Definition: Familial adenomatous polyposis

Inherited disease that is a risk factor for colorectal cancer. is characterized by the presence of numerous polyps (growths that protrude from mucous membranes) in the lining of the colon and rectum, with great capacity for malignant. Is due to mutations in the APC gene. Also called FAP and familial polyposis. In English abbreviated FAP.

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