Risk factors: Hyperplastic polyposis syndrome and risk of colorectal cancer

Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Nov;7(11):594-5. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2010.166.


Hyperplastic polyposis syndrome is a widely accepted, but poorly understood, risk factor for colorectal cancer. A recent report has laid the foundations for improving the management of patients with this enigmatic disorder by identifying the features associated with colorectal cancer risk, as well as estimating the magnitude of this risk.

Publication types

  • News
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / epidemiology*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Intestinal Polyposis / epidemiology*
  • Risk Factors