familial intestinal polyposis
- A hereditary disorder characterized by polyposis of the mucosa of the colon with no associated lesions. Polyps usually form in late childhood and may cover the mucosal surface.
- Polyposis of the small or large intestine associated with Gardner's, Peutz-Jeghers, Turcot, and Zollinger-Ellison syndromes.
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