Familial adenomatous polyposis: a case study

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited syndrome characterized by several adenomatous polyps of the gastroin testinal (GI) mucosa. If treatment is not provided, an average individual with classic FAP will develop colorectal carcinoma around the age of 40 years. The incidence rate of FAP in developing countries like Ghana is unknown compared to advanced countries. We present the first FAP case of a 22-year-old Ghanaian female who presented with massive lower GI bleeding and underwent surgical management after a thorough investigation. The initial assumption that colonic polyps are scarce in native Africans may be more than what is perceived. This highlights the need for the availability of endoscopic services in Ghana.
This article is Published by JCR and is also available at doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa367
Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2020;10, 1–3