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Gastrointestinal Polyposis Syndromes

Suzanne M Mahon
People with multiple polyps may have a germline mutation that places them at higher risk for developing colorectal, gastrointestinal, and other cancers. Genetic testing can often identify the specific polyposis syndrome and provide insight into appropriate recommendations for cancer prevention and early detection. Individuals with hereditary polyposis syndromes often begin developing polyps in their teenage years and require aggressive gastrointestinal surveillance to remove polyps. For some, the polyp burden will be too high to manage endoscopically and will require risk-reducing colectomies...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Eveline M Ibeagha-Awemu, Duy N Do, Pier-Luc Dudemaine, Bridget E Fomenky, Nathalie Bissonnette
A better understanding of the factors that regulate growth and immune response of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of calves will promote informed management practices in calf rearing. This study aimed to explore genomics (messenger RNA (mRNA)) and epigenomics (long non-coding RNA (lncRNA)) mechanisms regulating the development of the rumen and ileum in calves. Thirty-two calves (≈5-days-old) were reared for 96 days following standard procedures. Sixteen calves were humanely euthanized on experiment day 33 (D33) (pre-weaning) and another 16 on D96 (post-weaning) for collection of ileum and rumen tissues...
March 5, 2018: Genes
Tomasy Sarosiek, Małgorzata Stelmaszuk
Small intestine tumors are rarely diagnosed as they constitute only 0.6% of all malignant tumors, including about 1-3% of malignant neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. They also advocate for 0.2% of deaths caused by malignant tumors. Factors that increase the risk of disease include Crohn's disease, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), Lynch syndrome (HNPCC - hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer), Peuz-Jeghers syndrome, celiac disease and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Diagnosis of small intestinal tumors is difficult because the symptoms reported by patients are not characteristic...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
David Ullman, Erin Baumgartner, Nicholas Wnukowski, Gabe Koenig, Fady M Mikhail, Peter Pavlidakey, Deniz Peker
Muir-Torre Syndrome (MTS) is a rare hereditary autosomal dominant cancer syndrome and is linked to hereditary non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma (Lynch Syndrome). Individuals develop various skin neoplasms in addition to colorectal, endometrial and upper gastrointestinal malignancies. Therapy-associated myelodysplastic syndrome (T-MDS) is an aggressive hematologic malignancy and is considered a pre-leukemic phase. T-MDS is associated with prior exposure to chemo- and radiotherapy that potentially results in DNA damage...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Clothaire P E Spoto, Irene Gullo, Fatima Carneiro, Elizabeth A Montgomery, Lodewijk A A Brosens
Recognition of hereditary forms of gastrointestinal cancer is of great importance for patients and their families and pathologists play a crucial role in this. This review recapitulates the clinical, pathological and molecular aspects of Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer and Gastric Adenocarcinoma and Proximal Polyposis of the Stomach, as well as hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes such as Lynch syndrome and gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes (including Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and Juvenile Polyposis syndrome)...
January 31, 2018: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Abbas Agaimy, Arndt Hartmann
With the increased use of modern next generation sequencing technologies in routine molecular pathology practice, the proportion of cancer cases with a definite or probable hereditary background seems to be steadily increasing. Currently, it is assumed that ≥10% of all malignancies develop in the setting of germline predisposition. Diagnosis and recognition of cancer predisposition syndromes relies not rarely on distinctive histopathological features that proved to be highly valuable and reproducible in uncovering those diseases that would otherwise have gone undetected by clinicians as being hereditary in nature...
January 29, 2018: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Ben Gys, Joren Mertens, Martin Ruppert, Guy Hubens
OBJECTIVE: We present the case of a 57-year-old man with a history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and colonic polyps who presented with an upper gastrointestinal obstruction based on massive stomach polyposis in the pouch. METHODS: Two months prior to this acute admission, he had undergone resection of the gastric remnant due to massive refractory intraluminal bleeding from a polypoid mass. Ten years earlier, right colectomy was performed due to hypertrophic polyposis unsuitable for endoscopic polypectomy...
December 5, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Saara Ollila, Eva Domènech-Moreno, Kaisa Laajanen, Iris Pl Wong, Sushil Tripathi, Nalle Pentinmikko, Yajing Gao, Yan Yan, Elina H Niemelä, Timothy C Wang, Benoit Viollet, Gustavo Leone, Pekka Katajisto, Kari Vaahtomeri, Tomi P Mäkelä
Germline mutations in the gene encoding tumor suppressor kinase LKB1 lead to gastrointestinal tumorigenesis in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) patients and mouse models; however, the cell types and signaling pathways underlying tumor formation are unknown. Here, we demonstrated that mesenchymal progenitor- or stromal fibroblast-specific deletion of Lkb1 results in fully penetrant polyposis in mice. Lineage tracing and immunohistochemical analyses revealed clonal expansion of Lkb1-deficient myofibroblast-like cell foci in the tumor stroma...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Yulong He
Gastric cancer and colorectal cancer are two common malignant tumors in digestive tract. 1% to 3% of gastric cancer and 5% to 15% of colorectal cancer are definitely hereditary cancer caused by germline gene mutation. Hereditary gastric cancer includes hereditary diffuse gastric cancer(HDGC) and hereditary intestinal gastric cancer (HIGC). CDH1 gene mutation is the main reason to cause HDGC, so the first degree and the second degree family members of HDGC patients are recommended to receive CDH1 mutation detection, endoscopic examination every year and undergo preventive total gastrectomy...
November 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Hayriye Hızarcıoğlu-Gülşen, Esra Kılıç, Elena Dominguez-Garrido, Yusuf Aydemir, Gülen Eda Utine, İnci Nur Saltık-Temizel
Hızarcıoğlu-Gülşen H, Kılıç E, Dominguez-Garrido E, Aydemir Y, Utine GE, Saltık-Temizel İN. Polyposis deserves a perfect physical examination for final diagnosis: Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 80-83. Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited polyposis syndrome characterized by macrocephaly, lipomatosis, hemangiomatosis, intestinal polyposis and pigmented macules on penis. The mutation of the PTEN gene that is responsible for controlling cellular proliferation, migration and apoptosis clarifies the reason of tissue overgrowth in BRRS...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Gennaro Riccio, Maria Maisto, Sara Bottone, Nadia Badolati, Giovanni Battista Rossi, Gian Carlo Tenore, Mariano Stornaiuolo, Ettore Novellino
Inhibitors of the Wingless-related Integration site (WNT)/β-catenin pathway have recently been under consideration as potential chemopreventive agents against Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). This autosomal-dominant syndrome is caused by germline mutations in the gene coding for the protein APC and leads to hyperactivation of the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway, uncontrolled intestinal cell proliferation and formation of adenocarcinomas. The aim of the present work was to: (i) test, on in vitro cultures of cells carrying FAP mutations and on ex vivo biopsies of FAP patients, the WNT inhibitory activity of extracts from two common southern Italian apples, Malus pumila Miller cv...
November 18, 2017: Nutrients
Mati Chuamanochan, Napatra Tovanabutra, Pongsak Mahanupab, Sarawut Kongkarnka, Siri Chiewchanvit
Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS) presents with gastrointestinal polyposis and the triad of cutaneous abnormalities including nail dystrophy, alopecia, and hyperpigmentation of the skin. The etiology is not well understood. The histology of skin lesion in CCS has not been routinely described. Especially, the nail matrix pathology has not been reported. In this study, the authors report the nail matrix pathology in a patient with CCS. Interestingly, the histologic evaluation revealed matrix hypergranulosis. Because matrix hypergranulosis is commonly found in several inflammatory nail diseases, this discovery points out that an inflammatory process is probably one of the important pathogeneses in CCS...
November 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Jing Wang, Lei Zhao, Nina Ma, Juanjuan Che, Huihui Li, Bangwei Cao
RATIONALE: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS) is an idiopathic, nonhereditary syndrome haracterized by gastrointestinal (GI) polyposis and ectodermal changes including alopecia, onychatrophia, and pigmentation. CCS colon polyps were previously considered to be benign neoplasms. However, serrated adenoma was reported to be associated with malignant neoplasms in some cases of gastric and colorectal carcinomas, and esophageal cancers. Although malignant colon and gastric cancer have been reported in CCS, reports of distant metastasis have been rare in CCS...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Christophe Rosty
Polyps of the gastrointestinal tract are very common lesions and most frequently sporadic in nature. Some polyp subtypes are associated with rare hereditary polyposis syndromes, including juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and Cowden syndrome. However, many sporadic benign lesions of the gastrointestinal tract can mimic some of these syndromic hamartomatous polyps. The role of the surgical pathologist is to raise the possibility of a hereditary condition in case of suggestive polyp histology and to look for clinical information to support the suspected diagnosis...
January 2018: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
Julian Daniell, John-Paul Plazzer, Anuradha Perera, Finlay Macrae
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant hereditary polyposis syndrome. Clinical features include hamartomatous polyps, mucocutaneous pigmentation and an increased predisposition towards developing malignancy. Variants in STK11, a tumour suppressor gene, located on Chromosome 19, predispose to PJS. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome is associated with increased rates of malignancy, particularly gastrointestinal. However, PJS is also associated with increased gynaecological, testicular and thyroid papillary malignancy...
September 12, 2017: Familial Cancer
Rabia A de Latour, Saikiran M Kilaru, Seth A Gross
Despite the small bowel comprising 90% of the mucosal surface area of the gastrointestinal tract, it is a rare site for neoplasia and only accounts for a little over 3% of the tumors that arise in the digestive tract. Benign small bowel lesions include lipomas, lymphangiomas, leiomyomas, neurofibromas, nodular lymphoid hyperplasia and adenomas, many of which are precursors to malignant lesions. Several polyposis syndromes are associated with small bowel polyps as well, including familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome, lynch syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Cowden syndrome and juvenile polyposis syndrome...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
R Castro, P Pimentel-Nunes, M Dinis-Ribeiro
Gastric polyps include a wide spectrum of lesions with different histology and neoplastic potential. They are found in up to 6% of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and are usually asymptomatic and incidentally diagnosed, being in the vast majority epithelial gastric polyps. Hyperplastic, fundic gland and adenomas are the most common types of gastric polyps and, although each type may have typical endoscopic appearances, they all must be sampled at the initial endoscopy for histological assessment. Also, the normal appearing gastric mucosa should be sampled to stage atrophic changes, rule out endoscopically non-visible dysplasia and to diagnose Helicobacter pylori...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
Gian Eugenio Tontini, Helmut Neumann
Since 2001, small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) has been widely implemented into clinical practice as a minimal-invasive diagnostic approach for diagnosing small bowel diseases. Currently, SBCE is moreover recognized as the first-line procedure for the diagnostic work-up of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) and for a variety of SB disorders including Crohn's disease, inherited polyposis syndromes, suspected small bowel tumors or refractory celiac disease [1,2]. In addition, capsule endoscopy is used to guide the decision whether device assisted enteroscopy (i...
August 20, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Umair Iqbal, Ahmad Chaudhary, Muhammad Arsalan Karim, Hafsa Anwar, Nancy Merrell
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare non-hereditary disease characterized by chronic diarrhea, diffuse intestinal polyposis and onychodystrophy. We present here a case of a middle-aged female who presented with chronic intermittent bloody diarrhea associated alopecia and loss of finger and toe nails. Labs were remarkable for microcytic anemia and severe hypoalbuminemia. Endoscopy showed numerous polyps scattered throughout the colon. She was treated with nutritional support and corticosteroid with complete resolution of her symptoms and endoscopic findings...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
Thorbjørn Christensen, Ove B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare non-heritable condition characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis, dysgeusia, malnutrition, total alopecia and onychodystrophia. Two Danish cases of CCS (an 88-year-old female and a 69-year-old male) presented with signs of malnutrition, dyspepsia, vomiting, dysgeusia and hair loss. An upper endoscopy revealed marked oedema and polyposis in the stomach. Both patients developed colonic adenocarcinomas which were radically operated. Treatment consisted of hyperalimentation, prednisolone and azathioprine...
July 3, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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