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Are colonic polyps common in children?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes/No

Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children.
However wit peutz-jeghers syndrome and juvenile polyposis, children may have colon polyps with cancer risks. Isolated juvenile polyps (hamartomas) of the colon are common (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of children), usually solitary, and are no risk for cancer.

In brief: Yes/No

Adenomas which are dysplatic polyps that increase the risk for colorectal cancer are not commonly found in children.
However wit peutz-jeghers syndrome and juvenile polyposis, children may have colon polyps with cancer risks. Isolated juvenile polyps (hamartomas) of the colon are common (occurring in 1 to 2 percent of children), usually solitary, and are no risk for cancer.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Not common but occur

Colon polyps are not common in children but do occur on occasion.
These polyps are generally juvenile type polyps which are not generally malignant or pre-malignant. They frequently present with bleeding or obstructive type symptoms and can generally be removed during colonoscopy. Rarely, especially with familial polyposis syndromes, precancerous polyps can occur in children.

In brief: Not common but occur

Colon polyps are not common in children but do occur on occasion.
These polyps are generally juvenile type polyps which are not generally malignant or pre-malignant. They frequently present with bleeding or obstructive type symptoms and can generally be removed during colonoscopy. Rarely, especially with familial polyposis syndromes, precancerous polyps can occur in children.
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