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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I had one colonoscopy with 24 adenomatous polyps and one polyp had cancer in it. I have since been diagnosed with attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP). I am wondering when it is recommended to remove the colon. See answer
What is the recommended follow up or management of AFAP after the colon has been removed? The small intestine is connected to the rectum. I have had polyps in the rectum and also in the stomach since the colon was removed. How often do I need to do follow up tests to make sure nothing is growing in there? See answer