What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with polyposis syndromes?

Updated: Jun 06, 2020
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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The screening schedule for patients with polyposis syndromes and increased risk of malignancy is as follows:

  • Assessment of symptoms related to polyps - Annually

  • Blood count to detect anemia - Annually

  • Breast and pelvic examinations with cervical smears and pelvic ultrasonography in girls - Annually

  • Testicular examination with ultrasonography in boys - Annually

  • Pancreatic ultrasonography - Annually

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy - Biennially

  • Mammography - Recommended at ages 25, 30, 35, and 38 years; biennially until age 50 years; annually thereafter


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