Mental Health Symptoms in Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: An Observational Study.

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Summary of "Mental Health Symptoms in Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: An Observational Study."

Almost all patients with familial adenomatous polyposis undergo abdominal surgery with a risk of disease and surgery-related complications. This, the familial nature of the syndrome, and its wide-ranging manifestations make patients prone to mental health symptoms. If this is true, patients need appropriate evaluation and treatment.


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Name: Diseases of the colon and rectum
ISSN: 1530-0358
Pages: 1204-1211


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