Colon polyposis - Definition

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Colon polyposis is a hereditary condition characterized by the presence of a large quantity of polyps, over a hundred and up to several thousand, located on the inner lining of the colon. This multitude of growths can occur from adolescence and is diagnosed using colonoscopy often performed for complaints of diarrhea, or pain or sometimes bleeding in the digestive tract. This condition can sometimes require surgical ablation of part or all of the colon, in which case it is called a colonectomy, given that, without surgical intervention, the risks of developing a colon cancer at around 40 years of age is greatly increased, even systematic.