Juvenile Polyp, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Juvenile polyps are hamartomatous polyps of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. As such, they are composed of indigenous elements to the site of origin, although arranged in a malformed manner.
More than three to five juvenile polyps of the colorectum
Juvenile polyps throughout the gastrointestinal tract
Any number of juvenile polyps with a family history of juvenile polyposis (Offerhaus and Howe 2010)
JP can be clinically divided into three subtypes. The rare juvenile polyposis of infancyis a generalized polyposis syndrome usually diagnosed before the age of 2. These infants suffer from diarrhea, hemorrhage, malnutrition, and intussusception. Death occurs at an early age, and many of these patients have associated congenital anomalies...
References and Further Reading
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