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Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral

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URZUA-ORELLANA, Blanca; ULLOA, Constanza; XAUS, Gloria  and  ORTEGA-PINTO, Ana. Maxillofacial manifestations in a Chilean family with familial adenomatous polyposis. Rev. Clin. Periodoncia Implantol. Rehabil. Oral [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.3, pp.157-159. ISSN 0719-0107.

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant hereditary syndrome caused by the mutation of the APC gene. In its classic form, more than 100 intestinal adenomatous polyps progress to colorectal cancer in almost 100% of cases if they are not treated. Within the extracolonic manifestations of FAP are the maxillofacial, such as: osteomas and dental alterations, which may precede the development of colonic polyposis. Although studies of colonic adenomatous polyposis and colon cancer exist in Chile, there are few reports of maxillofacial manifestations in these patients. In the family under study, previously described manifestations were found, such as: odontoma, osteomas and dental malformations; mucosal tags were also observed, with no previous association with the syndrom.

Keywords : Adenomatous polyps; Colorectal cancer; Osteoma; Odontoma.

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