The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Adenomatous colonic polyposis||90%|
|Neoplasm of the colon||50%|
|Multiple gastric polyps||33%|
|Congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigment epithelium||7.5%|
|Delayed eruption of teeth||7.5%|
|Fibroadenoma of the breast||7.5%|
|Increased number of teeth||7.5%|
|Neoplasm of the nervous system||7.5%|
|Papillary thyroid carcinoma||%|
|Autosomal dominant inheritance||-|
|Hyperpigmentation of the skin||-|
|Small intestine carcinoid||-|
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Have studies shown any connection between familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and pancreatitis? See answer
I have FAP. Last year, I had surgery during which a pouch was formed. How often should I have the pouch checked for polyp growth? How often should the stomach and duodenum be checked? I would like to know what the follow-up should be. See answer
The father of my children lost his life after a short battle with colon cancer. Several members of his family had various other types of cancer. I would like to help my children prevent the development of cancer. What are the symptoms of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)? What steps can we take to be better prepared for this disease? Who can help us with this endeavor? See answer
I have familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Recently, my physicians have identified polyps in the upper portion of my intestine, my gall bladder, and my stomach. Are these all the same type of polyps? See answer
I have been diagnosed with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), and my 9-year-old daughter is now having the same signs and symptoms as me. I know you can not give out medical advice, but I'm stuck and need some help for my daughter. How do I find a specialist for children with FAP? At what age do children begin having genetic testing for FAP? See answer