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What diffuse disease of the ethmoid cells is agin noted without change probably related to the polyposis means?
Chronic sinusitis: I assume this refers to the radiologist's interpretation of a ct scan of the sinuses. The ethmoid sinuses are located between the eyes and diffuse disease refers to thickening of tissue within the entire sinus. The thickened tissue generally represents chronic sinus infection although polyps can also cause this. The radiologist sees masses in the nose that look like polyps. ...Read more
R/O colon cancer etc: Fap is an autosomal dominant --presented with 100's adenomatous colorectal polyps. In the classic fap- the risk for colorectal cancer is 100% by the time you reach 45Y.O. In adidition, there is also increased risk for duodenal, stomach, thyroid, CNS cancer.Colectomy is recommended to reduce your risk. Upper endoscopy is also recommended. You should see a surgeon re-colectomy-and genetic counsellor. ...Read more
Autosomal dominant: Enter omim in your browser and go to the database of all inherited diseases. Autosomal dominant means that affected individuals have one normal and one abnormal gene copy, the abnormal one dominating to cause disease. An affected person has a 50% chance to pass on the abnormal gene and fap with each pregnancy. ...Read more
Autosomal Dominant: Fap is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. This means that if one parent has the gene, and the other parent doesn't, each child has a 50% chance of receiving the gene for fap. The disease causes hundreds of polyps to form in the colon (see the picture), leading to colon cancer. ...Read more
FAP IS AN INHERITED: Condition in which numerous polyps form throughout the bowel. If you have a few, they can be endoscopically remomed. However, with time they become too numerous to treat this way individually. To prevent cancer, surgery is indicated, usually late teens to early 20's. But remember, these polyps can reccur throughout your stomach, snall and large bowels so close surveillance is definitely a must. ...Read more
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