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Clinical Recommendations for Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes

Resources & Position Papers

As part of the ESPGHAN Polyposis Working Group, Thomas M. Attard, MD worked to gain consensus among pediatric GI specialists about how to diagnose juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and familial adenomatous polyposis.

The results of their six-year effort are shown in the diagnostic criteria table below:

Complete details on the clinical recommendations for all three hereditary polyposis syndromes are included in the three ESPGHAN Polyposis Working Group position papers, available below:

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