Duodenal adenoma in FAP

Q) Surgery in FAP patient after colectomy for ampullary adenoma Stage IV
a)Classic Whipple
b) Pancreas preserving duodenectomy
c) Transduodenal excision
d) endoscopic excision


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b) 

Duodenal cancers are the third most common (10%) cause of death in FAP after CRC and desmoid disease.

Duodenal adenomas  100% incidence

 tendency to progress to cancer.

The severity of duodenal adenomatosis predicts the chances of duodenal cancer,  Spigelman staging system that is based on

adenoma number, size, and histology

Patients with stage 0 disease (no adenomas) can be surveyed again in 5 years.

Stage I patients can be surveyed in 3 years;

stage II in 1 year;

stage III in 6 months

and stage IV is an indication to consider surgery. 36 % progress to cancer- Surgery is pancreas preserving duodenectomy

A Whipple is indicated for a duodenal cancer that is definitively operable

Duodenal adenomas can be treated by snare polypectomy or by transduodenal polypectomy. Ampullary adenomas can be treated by endoscopic mucosal resection or surgical ampullectomy

Ref schakelford page 1968

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