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J Korean Soc Coloproctol. 1997 Sep;13(3):535-540. Korean. Original Article.
Bae JH , Whang CS , Choi YH .
Department of General Surgery, Samchuck Medical Center.
Department of Surgical Pathology, Hallym University College of Medicine.

Familial adenomatous polyposis(FAP) is an inherited autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the appearance in early life of numerous adenomas of colon and rectum. According to the recent studies, familial polypolis is a disease which produces polypoid lesions not only in the large intestine but also in the stomach duodenum, ileum and jejunum. The natural course of extracolonic lesions is variable, but the colonic polyps are associated with high incidence of cancer. The risk of malignant change is virtually 100% if untreated. The authors report a case of FAP in a 36-year-old-female who presented colorectal polyposis with multiple adenomas of the gallbladder. A review of literature with emphasis on the association of adenoma of the gallbladder was made.

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