Is laparoscopic surgery an option to support prophylactic colectomy in adolescent patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)?

@article{Vitellaro2012IsLS,
  title={Is laparoscopic surgery an option to support prophylactic colectomy in adolescent patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)?},
  author={Marco Vitellaro and Andrea Ferrari and Koiana I Trencheva and Paola R. Sala and Maura Massimino and Luigi Piva and Lucio Bertario},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={1223-8}
}
BACKGROUND Prophylactic surgery is still considered the standard treatment for patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). Laparoscopic (Lap) surgery has been introduced as an alternative approach. The aim was to evaluate the feasibility and short- to long-term outcomes after prophylactic FAP surgery in adolescent. PROCEDURES A retrospective review of a database of adolescent patients with FAP identified through the Hereditary Colorectal Tumor Registry in a single Institution between… CONTINUE READING