Juvenile polyposis: case report and assessment of the neoplastic risk in 271 patients reported in the literature

Dig Surg. 1999;16(2):161-6. doi: 10.1159/000018711.


A case of juvenile polyposis is reported and 271 cases are collected from the literature. The risk for neoplasia is analyzed and the endoscopic or surgical therapy is discussed. The authors conclude that juvenile polyposis should be considered as a challenge to the surgeon with regard to familial adenomatous syndromes, and strongly recommend a close follow-up of patients with juvenile polyposis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli / genetics
  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli / pathology*
  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli / surgery*
  • Child
  • Colonoscopy
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Endoscopy / methods
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome