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Conditions We Treat: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis in Children

Familial adenomatous polyposis, or FAP, is a condition in which polyps (abnormal growths) form in the digestive tract. FAP is an inherited disease, meaning it is passed down in the family.

Children with FAP develop hundreds to thousands of polyps throughout their colon at a young age, usually as a teenager or young adult. The polyps may become cancerous if untreated. However, FAP is very treatable and most kids with FAP lead normal, healthy lives.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for kids familial adenomatous polyposis?

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Our Physicians

Our specialists offer the latest treatment strategies for familial adenomatous polyposis.

Meet our physicians:
Dr. Frank Giardiello

Our Research

The findings of a Johns Hopkins researcher is leading to new and important knowledge about serrated polyposis.

Read about the research findings.