Anne Lyster Knudsen

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Over the last decade, a subset of familial adenomatous polyposis(FAP) patients with a milder course of disease termed attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) has been described. AFAP is not well-defined as a disease entity – the reports on AFAP are largely casuistic or only deal with a few kindreds – and the diagnostic criteria and methods of(More)
Desmoid tumours (DT) are rare benign tumours that do not metastasise, but tend to invade locally. DT are frequently seen in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), and diagnosis and treatment are often difficult. Surgical trauma, genetic predisposition and hormonal factors are considered to be correlated with the development and growth of DT. In(More)
AIM The study aimed to describe genetical and clinical features of attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) and to propose clinical criteria and guidelines for treatment and surveillance. METHOD A questionnaire study was carried out of polyposis registries with data on patients with presumed AFAP, defined as having ≤ 100 colorectal adenomas at age(More)
BACKGROUND Attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) is associated with germline mutations in the 5', 3', and exon 9 of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene. These mutations probably encode a limited amount of functional APC protein. METHODS AND RESULTS We found that colonic polyp number varied greatly among AFAP patients but members of the(More)
Background: Development of more than 100 colorectal adenomas is diagnostic of the dominantly inherited autosomal disease familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Germline mutations can be identified in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene in approximately 80% of patients. The APC protein comprises several regions and domains for interaction with other(More)
BACKGROUND Development of more than 100 colorectal adenomas is diagnostic of the dominantly inherited autosomal disease familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Germline mutations can be identified in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene in approximately 80% of patients. The APC protein comprises several regions and domains for interaction with other(More)
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