Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Childhood Polyposis Treatment

Patients with juvenile polyposis need to be followed closely with upper GI endoscopy as well as lower GI endoscopy. Examinations are usually performed every 2-3 years if no polyps are detected. Polyps are removed through the endoscope because of their potential to turn into colon cancer.

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Last Updated: May 28, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Childhood Polyposis References
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