Impact of screening examinations on survival in familial adenomatous polyposis.

  title={Impact of screening examinations on survival in familial adenomatous polyposis.},
  author={Ilkka Heiskanen and Tapio Luostarinen and Heikki J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={35 12},
BACKGROUND Prophylactic family screening and surgery has improved the outcome of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) largely preventing deaths due to colorectal cancer. The present study compared the mortality rates and causes of death of FAP patients diagnosed by symptoms (probands) or by family screening (call-up). METHODS The study comprised all 236 FAP patients registered in the Finnish Polyposis Registry until the end of June 1998. There were 116 probands and 120 call-up… CONTINUE READING


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