Pediatric Adenomatous Polyps

  • Etiology: familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • Imaging: most polyps are in colon
  • Complications: risk of malignant transformation is 100%
  • Clinical: Gardner syndrome – FAP plus osteomas / fibromas / epidermoid cysts, Turcot syndrome – FAP plus brain tumors

Radiology Cases of Adenomatous Polyps

Enema of familial adenomatous polyposis
AP spot image of the hepatic flexure of the colon from a double contrast barium enema shows contrast coating multiple polypoid lesions which arise from the mucosal surface of the colon and extend into the colonic lumen.